Human Nature

The Excitement of Fear
Freddie Krueger, fear, halloween
October 31st, 2014
Children and adults alike are digging out those spooky costumes ready for a celebration. We’ve reached that time of year again: Halloween. October 31 is dedicated to remembering the dead.
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Racist Costumes to Egging Hazards: The Science of Halloween
halloween pumpkin
October 30th, 2014
Some researchers seize on Oct. 31 as an opportunity for serious study. From an analysis of racist costumes to an assessment of the hazards of egg throwing, here are a few strange chapters from the annals of Halloween science.
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5 Science 'Facts' You Learned in School That Are Wrong
wrong, science myths
October 29th, 2014
Taste, touch, sight, hearing and smell don’t even begin to cover the ways we sense the world.
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On Halloween, Does Anonymity Affect Candy Theft?
trick or treating, halloween, stealing candy, human nature, anonymity
October 31st, 2014
Halloween is upon us tonight and it’s all just a bit of harmless fun, right? Or is there truly a dark side to Halloween?
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Photos: The Largest Underwater Sculpture
ocean atlas
October 30th, 2014
The Ocean Atlas underwater sculpture, an 18-foot (5.4 meters), 60-ton statue was recently deployed off the coast of Nassau in the Bahamas
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Child Sex Abuse is Happening Now: Expose It (Op-Ed)
Boy sitting alone - abuse, advocacy
October 26th, 2014
We must confront and take collective responsibility for child protection by acknowledging that it happens every day and that we have to talk about it.
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Mind Maze: How Your Memory Deceives You
An artist's images shows the outline of a human brain within elements of fractals.
October 25th, 2014
Sci-fi loves to mess with memory, but memory misleads in real life, too.
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Stem Cells Shape Up
Human embryonic cells

October 31st, 2014
A different approach by a team of National Institutes of Health-funded developmental biologists and physicists at Rockefeller University indicates that a critical element of normal embryonic development is geometrical.
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Pope Francis Speaks Out on Evolution (And Why It's No Surprise)
pope francis waves at people
October 29th, 2014
Despite making headlines, Pope Francis's statements in support of evolution and the Big Bang are really nothing new, Catholic theologians and scientists say.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
This photo of Renee Zellweger was taken in 2002, at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie Chicago.
October 26th, 2014
Tractor beams, ebola and King Tut's health — the coolest Science this week!
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