Human Nature

Does the Internet Influence What We Find Attractive?
July 22nd, 2014
Whether or not you have access to the Internet may affect what you find desirable in a partner, a new study finds.
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Republicans Google 'Climate Change' During Extreme Weather
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July 21st, 2014
During extreme or unusual weather, Americans' political leanings seem to influence their Internet searches about the climate, new research suggests.
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Parkinson's Could Enhance Creativity
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July 22nd, 2014
People with Parkinson's disease may have higher levels of creativity than their healthy peers, and these flights of fancy increase with higher doses of medication, new research finds.
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Taller, Fatter, Older: How Humans Have Changed in 100 Years
A short man fixes bow tie of taller man.
July 21st, 2014
Humans are getting taller; they're also fatter than ever and live longer than at any time in history. And all of these changes have occurred in the past 100 years, scientists say.
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'A Better World' (US 2014): Book Excerpt
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July 19th, 2014
Can humanity tolerate "brilliants?"
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Mormon Church Hasn't Budged on Gender Roles in 40 Years
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July 18th, 2014
A new study of official LDS Church articles and talks over 40 years finds that despite changes by the rest of society, the Mormon Church's attitude toward men and women has not changed at all.
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Why 'Pinocchio' May Not Teach Kids Honesty
July 22nd, 2014
Researchers found that positive-outcome bedtime stories are better at promoting honesty in children than negative-outcome stories.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
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July 20th, 2014
Genes among friends, full moon sleep patterns and drones in Hawaii are just a few of the cool stories in Science we found for you this week.
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Autism, Bourbon and Lies: Inspiring 'The Brilliance Saga'
Author Marcus Sakey, A better world
July 19th, 2014
How would society react in a future where "brilliants" outperform everyone else?
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