Human Nature

'I Hope to Die at 75': Famed Doc Ezekiel Emanuel Explains
Ezekiel Emanuel
October 23rd, 2014
Ezekiel Emanuel, a bioethicist who wrote a controversial article on aging in The Atlantic last month, explains why he doesn't want to fight death after age 75.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
an image of a leech on the skin
October 19th, 2014
Explaining bizarre lake sounds, discovering new particles and exploring an ancient sundial — just a few of the coolest stories in Science this week.
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Tiny Creatures Come to Life in 'Small Worlds' Photo Contest
Dryhead agate, nikon small world photo
October 17th, 2014
The entrants in the 2014 Nikon Small World photography contest offer an intimate look at tiny realms rarely seen outside of a lab
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Why Your Coffee Tastes, and Smells, So Good (Op-Ed)
Woman having coffee, senses, smell, taste
October 23rd, 2014
Most of what we taste we actually smell.
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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week
Colorful weevils, nikon small world photo
October 18th, 2014
From microscopic creatures to comets in outer space, we have the best photos in Science. Check them out.
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Put a Ring On It? How STDs Influence Monogamy
Romantic couple holding hands
October 15th, 2014
Pairing up might seem to be a good protection against sexually transmitted diseases, but STDs seem less likely to promote monogamy than promiscuity in most evolutionary scenarios, new research suggests.
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Myth Busted: Ancient Humans May Not Have Been Redheads
Redhead neanderthal
October 22nd, 2014
Ancient humans found with red hair weren't necessarily redheads in life, but may have acquired their carrot top after death, a new study finds.
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FBI Targets Animal Cruelty as a Serious Crime
golden retriever puppy on grey background
October 17th, 2014
Crimes against animals are serious, and now the U.S. government is recognizing them as such.
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Zombies, UFOs & Sea Monsters: 'Mysteries of the Unknown' Reboot (Gallery)
Cover for the new "Mysteries of the Unknown: Inside the World of the Strange and Unexplained,"
October 13th, 2014
Bringing a new perspective to the "mysteries of the unknown."
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