Human Nature Archive
09 September 2014, 12:57 AM ET
Need a reason for optimism in the fight against disinformation? Here are one million.
08 September 2014, 12:33 PM ET
Amazing science images every day.
08 September 2014, 08:43 AM ET
Most infants begin learning a spoken language from the moment they're born. But as the brain becomes less flexible with age, it's difficult for children to master the sounds and intonation of a second language.
08 September 2014, 08:35 AM ET
Children often learn by observing people around them. Without any instruction many toddlers figure out how to turn on a TV or twist open a door handle. Now, scientists have found that 2- year-olds may also rely on probability to make sense of their world.
07 September 2014, 02:30 AM ET
Dinosaur giants and sitters, mushroom-growing diapers and a "normal" family are just the tip of the iceberg for this week's cool science articles.
06 September 2014, 02:39 AM ET
From a spectacular eruption in Iceland to a gigantic dino from the past, here are the most awesome photos we found in Science this week.
05 September 2014, 08:18 PM ET
Daily interactions require bargaining, be it for food, money or even making plans.
05 September 2014, 07:26 PM ET
Most of us were taught that saying “thank you” is simply the polite thing to do. But recent research in social psychology suggests that saying “thank you” goes beyond good manners.
04 September 2014, 12:03 PM ET
A team of evolutionary psychologists discovered that a few facial muscle groups are responsible for a universal "angry face."
04 September 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Whether people continue to peruse their goals in the face of setbacks, or give up, may depend on how much control they feel they have over the situation, a new study suggests.
04 September 2014, 07:13 AM ET
The change in the American family since 1960 has not been a march toward more single-mom households, but actually a scattering toward diverse family structures, new research finds.
03 September 2014, 07:35 AM ET
Economic growth may spell the end of many of the world's nearly 7,000 spoken languages, say scientists. Languages in the tropics and Himalayan region are likely to be increasingly threatened in the near future.
02 September 2014, 12:32 PM ET
These seven kids prove that grown-ups aren't the only ones who can discover cool stuff.
02 September 2014, 07:23 AM ET
New research suggests that spending more time with electronic devices and less time with face-to-face interaction is making kids worse at recognizing and reading emotions in others.
31 August 2014, 08:51 PM ET
We’re getting more stupid.
31 August 2014, 08:38 PM ET
31 August 2014, 05:37 PM ET
An ancient greek tomb, manipulating memories and a volcanic eruption are just the tip of the Science iceberg.
30 August 2014, 02:18 PM ET
Methane plumes erupting, a walking fish and endangered coral species — just a few of the amazing photos this week in Science.
30 August 2014, 06:32 AM ET
What makes our sun shine has been a mystery for most of human history.
29 August 2014, 08:16 PM ET
There is no science in race.
29 August 2014, 10:06 AM ET
Many people report having happy and healthy lives when they are involved in meaningful relationships. In a new review, two researchers examined how relationships can encourage — or thwart — personal thriving.
29 August 2014, 02:17 AM ET
Despite persistent cultural misconceptions, nearly half of U.S. adults suffer from a mental illness during their lifetime.
28 August 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Life the frigid Arctic is challenging, but humans have populated the region for thousands of years. Now, a new study suggests the first groups of people to live in the Arctic region of the Americas do not have any descendents living today.
26 August 2014, 10:30 PM ET
California's push to green energy seems to be paying off.
26 August 2014, 07:14 PM ET
Moving in unison makes men judge potential threats as less formidable, according to a new study that explains one reason why militaries still train in formation.
26 August 2014, 04:19 PM ET
Imagine an asteroid were hurtling toward Earth, with a 1-in-1,000 chance of hitting the planet. How would humanity respond to the news, and is there anything we could do about it?
26 August 2014, 03:16 PM ET
Collaborative care that increases communication between families and doctors may help teenagers with depression receive quality care for their condition.
26 August 2014, 02:26 AM ET
Mechanical engineers build things such as machines and tools that improve the conditions of life.
25 August 2014, 03:01 PM ET
The skull of an ancient human ancestor fails to show evidence of the type of brain expansion typically seen in modern human infants, according to a new study.
25 August 2014, 08:36 AM ET
Urban survivalists in New York City have a very different plan for surviving emergencies than those in rural areas, with the main goal being to get out of the city rather than creating a stockpile in their homes, research suggests.
25 August 2014, 08:36 AM ET
One of the first steps in preparing for a doomsday scenario is to get a large backpack, or 'bug out pack' and fill it with items that would be useful in a catastrophe, such as food, face masks and goggles.
24 August 2014, 08:47 PM ET
Will employers in the future watch what their staff get up to on social media?