All stories by this author Kurt Kleiner
They may have reverse effect of what they intend, U of T Scarborough psychologists find
Students in U of T Scarborough’s City Studies program learn first-hand how local immigrants are adapting to life in Canada
Physics undergrad Aysha Abdel-Aziz is making her own unique contribution to a massive international research project
Software developed at U of T can compose music in classical, pop or jazz styles – and as a solo or an ensemble of different instruments
Doctors have been trying for decades to classify mental illnesses. So why do precise definitions still elude us?
Advances in technology are bringing us robots that can interact naturally with humans
Women often look after their older relatives – for no pay. As populations age, this may have to change
Do some cultures have better “gaydar” than others?
Why not use exercise bikes to supply electricity back to the grid?
It seems young men may fight primarily to gain the approval of … other men
Instead of fighting bureaucratic inefficiency, why not go around it?
Engineers are using the idea of “urban metabolism” to design more sustainable neighbourhoods
Immigrants who are overqualified for their Canadian jobs might not just be bored. Their mental health might be suffering as well
Scientists discover unusual die-off in sugar-maple leaves due to high spring temperatures
A behavioural scientist offers new criteria for defining how much is too much
The culture and language you are raised with can affect your ability to judge the age of people’s faces
We run our lives as we wish. Why can’t we have a say in our own death?
Psychology research finds that conservatives are more concerned with order, liberals are more compassionate
Women more likely than men to experience physical arousal without thinking that they’re aroused, study finds
Workers paid hourly are generally happier, dollar for dollar, than those on salary, study finds
A new measure of “national wealth” would include health, education and other things Canadians consider important
For some people, dating right after a break-up may be a good idea
Even parents who consider honesty extremely important frequently lie to their kids
Ancient peoples may have viewed the Dead Sea scrolls much as we see the web – fluid, social and open to change
Intelligence by itself doesn’t make you rational. Thinking rationally demands mental skills that some of us don’t have and many of us don’t use
Five questions to get you thinking