Human Nature Archive
14 May 2015, 09:57 AM ET
A simple visual perception training task can improve vision by one or two lines on an eye chart, leading to super vision and improved gameplay in athletes.
13 May 2015, 11:21 AM ET
If you're looking for a boost in happiness, having more sex may not be your best bet. New research suggests that upping the frequency of sex can make individuals less happy under some circumstances.
12 May 2015, 01:35 PM ET
Brain waves can reveal when a group is working in sync, and which team member is likely to emerge as a leader, new research suggests.
08 May 2015, 12:49 PM ET
For the second year in a row, more parents have donned their boys with the name Noah than any other name, the Social Security Administration announced this morning (May 8).
08 May 2015, 11:02 AM ET
The list of the year's most popular baby names is in. Here's a look at the boy and girl names most parents chose, with Noah and Emma taking top spots.
08 May 2015, 07:41 AM ET
From a greater sense of purpose in a life to heart-repairing fetal cells, being a mom has lots of perks.
07 May 2015, 02:04 PM ET
Many people today get their news via Facebook, but most probably give little thought to how the social media network filters the stories they see.
05 May 2015, 06:25 AM ET
Several U.S. Supreme Court Justices asked for a history lesson on same-sex marriage last week, but the answers they got were far from complete, experts say.
04 May 2015, 12:48 PM ET
The name of Prince William and Kate Middleton's second child, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, is both a classic and diplomatic choice.
30 April 2015, 03:00 PM ET
What happens in the brain when a person has an out-of-body experience? A team of scientists may now have an answer.
29 April 2015, 03:26 PM ET
The Supreme Court is set to decide whether gay marriage becomes legal throughout the United States. Here's what you need to know.
28 April 2015, 06:45 PM ET
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today (April 28) about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Now that the two-and-a-half-hour session has ended, the nine justices are formulating their thoughts and are expected to release a decision in June.
27 April 2015, 04:51 PM ET
By opening up on national television about identifying as transgender, Bruce Jenner has become one of a small percentage of people who identify with a gender that conflicts with the one they were assigned at birth.
26 April 2015, 09:16 AM ET
The disappearance of Neanderthals, the sale of a flawless diamond and a strange link to leukemia are a few of the coolest stories in Science this week.
25 April 2015, 10:39 AM ET
Cute animals across the world, loved photos from the Hubble Space Telescope and celebrate our favorite planet are just a few of
24 April 2015, 06:40 PM ET
The happiest country in the world isn't in the tropics, and rather than sunshine and beautiful beaches it is known for snowy peaks and delicious chocolate.
24 April 2015, 06:37 PM ET
Every year, the United Nations releases their world happiness report, with this year's index revealing changes in well-being for 158 countries. Here's a look at a list of the happiest and saddest countries.
23 April 2015, 10:12 AM ET
Who hasn't dreamed of having an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter's? While these don't yet exist in reality, it is possible to give people the illusion that they're invisible, new research suggests.
23 April 2015, 09:36 AM ET
When 11-month-old babies were shown surprising situations. – such as a ball appearing to go through a wall – they quickly tried to test it themselves.
21 April 2015, 05:40 PM ET
A recent video of a sexual assault — on a crowded Florida beach, in broad daylight — raises a question: Why didn't one of the hundreds of bystanders step in to help the victim?
19 April 2015, 09:00 AM ET
Theories and answers about Earth, poop and our health and even why humans have chins — here are some of the most interesting stories in Science.
18 April 2015, 09:38 AM ET
Curious whales and zombie worms, amazing spiders and endangered frogs represent just a few of our favorite images this week.
17 April 2015, 02:08 PM ET
What makes scent such a powerful tool to "transport" you back in time?
17 April 2015, 12:45 AM ET
In fact, science has little to do with “proving” anything.
16 April 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Dogs make eye contact with humans because they have hijacked an ancient hormonal pathway that facilitates bonding in humans, new research suggests.
15 April 2015, 06:53 AM ET
More than 1 million Apple Watches were pre-ordered last week, on the first day the device went on sale, according to a firm that tracks consumer spending.
14 April 2015, 03:22 PM ET
With a mobile lab and portable freezer in tow, every time Tracie Seimon boards a plane, she brings hope that the tide is turning against the global scourge that's killing amphibians.
14 April 2015, 03:14 PM ET
The Wicked Witch of the West can thank facial evolution for her iconic, pointy chin, new research suggests. And so can everyone else. Turns out, human "domestication" may explain the prominent feature.
13 April 2015, 02:42 PM ET
From smartphone apps like Siri to features like facial recognition in photos, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a part of everyday life. But humanity should take more care in developing AI than with other technologies, experts say.
12 April 2015, 12:28 PM ET
We search high and low for interesting stories in Science and this week we found dozens of tombs holding mummies in Peru, ghostly face hiding in an ancient manuscript and even the key to longevity, as advised by the world's oldest person. Check these out!
11 April 2015, 10:08 AM ET
Ancient evidence of dinosaur throw downs, cavernous sinkholes at the Dead sea and goldfish overtaking a lake are just a sample of our favorite images in Science this week.
10 April 2015, 02:36 PM ET
President Obama has thrown his support behind a proposed bill that would ban so-called gay conversion therapy. But why is this treatment considered harmful?