These weird-looking, isolated aquatic creatures probably won’t star in a Pixar film anytime soon, but by studying them, we can learn about our planet’s past and its future, says evolutionary biologist and ichthyologist Prosanta Chakrabarty.

While the musical soundtrack is wholly a product of the imagination, everything else in this spellbinding animation of the HIV virus — created by Janet Iwasa — is based on the findings of researchers.

Australian researcher Mark Cook is testing an experimental tool that could take the fear out of epilepsy — both for patients and for the rest of the world.

Some argue that we have a moral responsibility for future generations, but others ask: how do we know what they would want? Writer Charles Mann explores the confusing ethics of acting on global warming.

Being lucky in love isn’t like being struck by lightning — it’s a lot less random and painful. Psychologist Barry Schwartz and biological anthropologist Helen Fisher share their opinions on the subject.

Is it possible to define, measure, and even increase how wise a person is? Psychiatrist Dilip Jeste is trying to answer those questions.

Some 2.5 percent of people are thought to be supertaskers — people who excel at multitasking. And we can use some of their strategies to boost our own skills, says psychiatrist Srini Pillay.