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Nobel Laureate Arthur Ashkin in his basement lab on Friday, December 21, 2018. Ashkin won half of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work inventing optical tweezers in the late 1980s.

The 96-year-old who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics reveals his science-backed secret to staying sharp in old age

Arthur Ashkin is the oldest person ever awarded a Nobel Prize. But he says he's not done discovering yet. He still works every day.

Some people can feel it on their own bodies when others are touched, hit, or stroked — and researchers are trying to figure out why

When some people see another person being touched, they feel it on their own bodies. This is called mirror-touch synaesthesia, and researchers are looking into why some people's brains behave this way, which is helping them answer some questions about the different ways people perceive the world.

A study of people over 90 linked drinking with a long life — but there’s a sizable catch when it comes to your brain health

Evidence suggests that drinking — even moderately — is not an overwhelmingly healthy habit.

Regular alcohol drinkers have lower risk of cognitive decline as they age, a new study finds

People who drink moderate and even "heavy" quantities of alcohol are more likely to live to age 85 without suffering cognitive decline, a new study says.

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Useless scientific facts make us think that arguments are better.

A study that tracked 1,000 people for 35 years reveals the case for giving kids a basic income

Research from King's College London suggests giving money to parents of young kids could safeguard them against lifelong ill effects of poverty.

Kids from big families may be less likely to succeed

Researchers found that the more children a family has, the worse the cognitive and behavioral outcomes the kids will have.