Human Nature Archive
02 April 2014, 03:23 PM ET
Neuroscientists are on a quest to map the brain of humans and other animals, at different stages of development.
02 April 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A new map of the human brain during its development in the womb provides a detailed blueprint of where different genes are active at this critical stage of in a fetus' life.
02 April 2014, 01:46 PM ET
Don't expect the wealthy to have your best interests in mind, suggests social psychologist Michael Kraus.
02 April 2014, 08:54 AM ET
People know that spending money on experiences will make them happier than buying things. But they still buy stuff, and new research suggests it's because they're focused on the mistaken idea that material goods have more monetary value.
02 April 2014, 02:55 AM ET
Biology is the science of life. Biologists study the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution and distribution of living organisms.
01 April 2014, 11:26 PM ET
It was Victor Borge, the famous Danish comedian, to whom we can attribute the quote: “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”
01 April 2014, 10:57 PM ET
In a typical kitchen or bathroom you often find the hot and cold water taps labelled red and blue.
01 April 2014, 05:04 PM ET
A Japanese biologist scientist who recently reported a fast and easy method for creating embryonic stem cells has been found guilty of scientific misconduct, a committee announced today (April 1), NPR reported.
01 April 2014, 10:19 AM ET
As research into the root cause of suicide continues, doctors caution that there's no need to wait for answers to put suicide prevention strategies in place. Reaching patients in need is key to stopping suicide.
01 April 2014, 07:46 AM ET
Contrary to common stereotypes, gaining popularity actually raises the risk of bullying for most kids, new research finds. This bullying occurs among kids jockeying for social status.
30 March 2014, 07:45 PM ET
Despite being called a “grand challenge” alongside climate change and terrorism, the fact of an ageing society isn’t new; it has been proceeding quietly across all developed countries for 174 years.
30 March 2014, 02:26 AM ET
The average citizen may not feel that they have anything to fear from the rise of apps that promise to identify sex offenders in their area but they are part of a worrying trend.
30 March 2014, 01:12 AM ET
Woolly mammoths with birth defects to west coast mudslides, these are the most interesting stories from Science this week.
29 March 2014, 02:37 AM ET
From stunning lightning to endangered Malaysian snail beauties, here are our favorite Science images this week.
28 March 2014, 04:14 AM ET
Recent criticism should not obscure the tremendous impact of Alcoholics Anonymous and related 12-step programs.
28 March 2014, 02:58 AM ET
Air pollution now causes one in eight deaths, globally.
28 March 2014, 02:01 AM ET
That addict on 'Grey's Anatomy' isn't there only to advance the plot — scriptwriters want you thinking about the impact of addiction.
27 March 2014, 12:55 PM ET
Suicide is still stigmatized, and misunderstandings may prevent effective treatment. Here are some of the major myths about suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and the real facts about suicide.
27 March 2014, 06:47 AM ET
If you're looking to bring some more joy into your life, find a job in the technology industry.
27 March 2014, 02:33 AM ET
Did you know that Easter eggs are wonderful materials for fun science projects? Try some of these eggs-periments and find out how interesting your eggs can be!
26 March 2014, 12:27 PM ET
Having a fair boss might be good for workers, but it's not so great for bosses themselves.
26 March 2014, 02:50 AM ET
Women conservationists in developing nations face obstacles, societal and otherwise, that make their accomplishments even more profound.
26 March 2014, 01:09 AM ET
What do you think the opposite sex finds attractive in you?
26 March 2014, 12:54 AM ET
Money may not buy happiness or grow on trees but when it comes to chocolate, it seems you can have both.
25 March 2014, 04:12 PM ET
Texting is becoming a medium for increasingly serious communications. But when breaking bad news, experts say, text messages are far too cold and inhumane. Face-to-face is best when the news is bad.
25 March 2014, 01:43 PM ET
Perhaps unsurprisingly, human-centric portrayals of animals sometimes fail to teach children about the realities of the natural world, even in books peppered with factual information, a new study found.
25 March 2014, 12:45 PM ET
Human beings are terrible at detecting liars consciously, but may be subconsciously noticing the hallmarks of dishonesty, new research suggests.
25 March 2014, 11:18 AM ET
A shooting late Monday (March 24) at the U.S. Navy's Naval Station Norfolk, the world's largest naval base located in Virginia, left a sailor and a civilian suspect dead.
25 March 2014, 09:12 AM ET
Quitting your job? Here's how to make a graceful exit — without burning any bridges with your supervisors or co-workers.
25 March 2014, 06:29 AM ET
Armed With Truth founders, Mike Mueller and Eric Knopf, said they started the business to help fellow Christians memorize scripture passages in a convenient and fashionable way.
25 March 2014, 01:24 AM ET
Men and women may feel like they differ on much more than just the possession or not of a Y chromosome. How we react emotionally to a situation, remember events and navigate our way around the environment has also been shown to differ between genders.