Human Nature

This Country Is the Happiest in the World, United Nations Finds
Adorable children drinking hot chocolate outdoors, spending good time on vacation in alpine mountains
April 24th, 2015
The happiest country in the world isn't in the tropics, and rather than sunshine and beautiful beaches it is known for snowy peaks and delicious chocolate.
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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week
Ice-Mapping Laser Pulses
April 18th, 2015
Curious whales and zombie worms, amazing spiders and endangered frogs represent just a few of our favorite images this week.
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The World's Happiest Countries (The List)
a woman smiling outdoors.
April 24th, 2015
Every year, the United Nations releases their world happiness report, with this year's index revealing changes in well-being for 158 countries. Here's a look at a list of the happiest and saddest countries.
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Why Beachgoers Let Sexual Assault Happen Right Before Their Eyes
Panama City, Florida
April 21st, 2015
A recent video of a sexual assault — on a crowded Florida beach, in broad daylight — raises a question: Why didn't one of the hundreds of bystanders step in to help the victim?
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Making Sense of Scents: Why Odors Spark Memory (Podcast)
April 17th, 2015
What makes scent such a powerful tool to "transport" you back in time?
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Why Humans Have Chins
Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939).
April 14th, 2015
The Wicked Witch of the West can thank facial evolution for her iconic, pointy chin, new research suggests. And so can everyone else. Turns out, human "domestication" may explain the prominent feature.
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Having an 'Invisible' Body Could Reduce Social Anxiety
Invisible body illusion
April 23rd, 2015
Who hasn't dreamed of having an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter's? While these don't yet exist in reality, it is possible to give people the illusion that they're invisible, new research suggests.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939).
April 19th, 2015
Theories and answers about Earth, poop and our health and even why humans have chins — here are some of the most interesting stories in Science.
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Where's the Proof in Science? There Is None
Looking for proof, science
April 17th, 2015
In fact, science has little to do with “proving” anything.
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