Human Nature Archive
28 January 2015, 07:09 AM ET
Jury selection for the Boston Marathon bombing and Aurora theater shooting trials highlights the long-lasting mental health effects of serving on a high-profile capital case.
27 January 2015, 11:01 AM ET
An ancient human fossil discovered from the seafloor near Taiwan reveals that a primitive group of humans, potentially an unknown species, once lived in Asia, researchers say.
27 January 2015, 07:27 AM ET
People who report a strong compulsion to use Facebook have brain abnormalities similar to those of people addicted to other substances.
27 January 2015, 01:40 AM ET
The energy answer may not be coal or wind, but something as basic as timing.
25 January 2015, 03:14 PM ET
Studying technological innovation in the war on drugs, I’m often asked what methods smugglers use: pick any object or artefact you care to name and it’s almost certainly been tried.
24 January 2015, 10:05 PM ET
Coffee's cancer-fighting qualities, why the rain smells so good and #DeflateGate science are just a few of the cool stories in Science this week.
24 January 2015, 05:03 PM ET
For New England fans, the first priority is a search for an innocent explanation.
24 January 2015, 01:28 AM ET
Weaponized insulin, a virtual river tour and a super water repellent material are all some of our favorite photos in Science this week.
23 January 2015, 04:08 PM ET
Allowing Congress to decide what scientists should study could have disastrous consequences.
21 January 2015, 07:38 PM ET
The customs and traditions of France, center of fashion, art and architecture.
20 January 2015, 10:03 PM ET
Chinese culture reflects the customs and traditions of one of the largest countries in the world, with 1.34 billion people.
19 January 2015, 12:30 AM ET
Sleep paralysis, the dangers of artificial intelligence and drinking water from poop — here are some of the most intriguing stories in Science!
17 January 2015, 11:43 PM ET
Turtles and the magnetic field, fossils galore and even an ancient shipwreck — just a few of the cool photos in Science this week.
16 January 2015, 07:07 AM ET
Our human ancestors began tasting food differently sometime after the human family tree branched off from the ancestors of chimpanzees, researchers say.
15 January 2015, 10:23 PM ET
Nearly every region of the world has influenced the customs and traditions of the United States.
15 January 2015, 03:39 PM ET
Stereotypes hold that women can't be geniuses, and this might explain why women are underrepresented in certain academic fields, in which people believe natural talent is the most important factor for success.
15 January 2015, 12:00 PM ET
The stress of being around a stranger can dampen people's ability to feel their pain, new research shows.
14 January 2015, 11:48 PM ET
Is there a future for nanoscience and nanoscale technology?
14 January 2015, 11:33 PM ET
The writing is on the wall that more and more states are going to legalize cannabis in various ways and that access will become easier and easier.
14 January 2015, 03:14 PM ET
Many people wake up in the middle of the night, unable to move a muscle, while feeling as though a frightening shadow is floating near their bed. Two neuroscientists propose an idea to explain the eerie experience.
13 January 2015, 02:09 PM ET
Zombie bill resurrected to push science aside in U.S. policy.
12 January 2015, 05:17 PM ET
When it comes to truly knowing someone's personality, a computer may do a better job than his or her friends and family members, a new study suggests.
11 January 2015, 12:35 AM ET
Science brought us a rare dolphin sighting, ebola vaccines and how to prep for flu season.
10 January 2015, 12:52 PM ET
Most people would feel they can count on one day comprising the same number of hours, minutes and seconds as the next. But this isn’t always the case.
10 January 2015, 01:15 AM ET
This week we uncovered articles about the tomb of an unknown Egyptian queen, a new implant that may help with paralyzation and even a panda cub's first snow day. Check these out.
09 January 2015, 02:21 PM ET
Recently single people showed improvement in their wellbeing after participating in a study that forced them to reflect on their breakup.
09 January 2015, 01:02 PM ET
Sometimes, an origami animal is difficult to distinguish from the real thing.
09 January 2015, 07:18 AM ET
From how people deal with their deepest, darkest thoughts to the experience of living in a world without fear, a new podcast explores the hidden forces that shape human behavior.
07 January 2015, 12:58 AM ET
The art of origami has been going through a renaissance over the past 30 years, with new designs being created at ever-increasing levels of complexity.
07 January 2015, 12:44 AM ET
If e-signatures are to be loved, they really need to get over their trust issues.
06 January 2015, 01:10 PM ET
Poetry may be more than a distraction for those suffering from terminal illnesses and pain.
04 January 2015, 01:26 AM ET
What the Large Hadron Collider will do in 2015, where green technology will go in 2015 and the expanding endangered species list are just a few of the cool science articles we brought you this week.