Human Nature

Are Kids Afraid of Nature? (Op-Ed)
scared, fear, fright, kids
July 29th, 2014
U.S. park rangers have observed that a fear of nature is growing in kids and adults.
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Brain Gains: Women Getting Smarter Faster Than Men
kids doing math at a chalkboard
July 28th, 2014
Improved education and living conditions have narrowed the gender gap in math but have made women much better at certain memory tasks, new research suggests.
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Educated Women No Longer at Increased Risk of Divorce
Happy Family
July 27th, 2014
Researchers who examined statistics on heterosexual marriages in the United States from 1950 to 2009 found that women who are more educated than their husbands are no longer at increased risk of divorce.
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Unleashing the Power of the Bilingual Mind (Op-Ed)
Activity in the human brain
July 29th, 2014
Can mixing languages in your mind help you learn both?
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Mmm … Chocolate Cake! Why Some People Struggle to Resist Cravings
July 28th, 2014
Brain activity can predict the likelihood that people will give in to their food cravings, new research shows.
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Are Women Really the Chattier Sex?
group of women chatting
July 25th, 2014
Despite stereotypes, women are only more talkative in certain contexts, new research finds. The study highlights the need to consider the situation in understanding gendered behavior.
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These Facial Features Matter Most to First Impressions
a close-up of a woman's smiling face
July 28th, 2014
First impressions of people, such as whether they are trustworthy, dominant or attractive, can develop from a glimpse as brief as 100 milliseconds or less. And now a computer system can identify which facial features matter most to such first impressions.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
July 27th, 2014
From your life history in poop to jealous pups, here are the most interesting stories in Science this week.
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Astronaut's View on Israel-Gaza Conflict: No Borders Visible from Space
Gerst's Israel photo
July 25th, 2014
German astronaut Alexander Gerst reflected on the grief he felt as he saw signs of the deadly Israel-Gaza conflict from the International Space Station.
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