Human Nature

Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
snowstorm juno
February 1st, 2015
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Facebook Users Aren't Bragging — Really!
Facebook Users
January 30th, 2015
Facebook is a more positive than negative place, but users spreading happy news actually try not to brag, a new study finds.
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Could Super Bowl Outcome Be Influenced By Biological Clocks?
January 29th, 2015
Football fans, take note: The outcome of this weekend's Super Bowl, along with other major sporting events, may depend on whether the players are night owls or early birds, a new study suggests.
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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week
Bloodhound Project Sponsors
January 31st, 2015
Snapshots of Otzi's tattoos, images of Blackbeard's medical supplies and even photos of insects in space suits, just a few of this week's awesome science pictures.
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Fear, Ridicule, Danger: Is It Safe to Be a Climate Scientist? (Op-Ed)
The Sun's 'Jack-O-Lantern' Face
January 29th, 2015
Threats are starting to derail climate research, just when the planet needs it most.
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From GMOs to Climate, Public Disagrees with Scientists
scientist holding a globe
January 29th, 2015
The general public and scientists disagree on a wide range of scientific topics, from the safety of genetically modified foods to the cause of climate change.
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'Rise of the Machines' is Not a Likely Future (Op-Ed)
Robots from Terminator movie
January 28th, 2015
The reports of a robot uprising have been greatly exaggerated.
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Crude Conspiracies? Data Suggest Nations Do Go to War Over Oil (Op-Ed)
Blazing Iraqi oil pipeline in 2005
January 30th, 2015
The “thirst for oil” is often put forward as a near self-evident explanation behind military interventions in Libya, for instance, or Sudan. Oil, or the lack of oil, is also said to be behind the absence of intervention in Syria now and in Rwanda in 1994.
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Exploring What Makes Cooperation Work
touch, affection, nerves, gentle
January 29th, 2015
By studying primates such as monkeys, apes and even humans, Sarah Brosnan works to understand how cooperation has evolved across time.
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Brains Tricked in Race-Switch Experiments Find Biases Fade
empathy, bias, human nature
January 29th, 2015
By combining illusions that change the way our brain represents our body, we were able to test whether a change in your self would result in a change in your implicit racial bias.
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