Human Nature Archive
04 November 2014, 01:49 PM ET
Childhood beliefs about the soul and afterlife stick with people as they age, shaping their views in adulthood, even if they say otherwise, a new study finds.
04 November 2014, 12:48 PM ET
The Ricketts Apple-1 computer, the only version of the hand-built personal computer personally sold by Steve Jobs to a customer, is going up for auction at Christie's in New York City.
03 November 2014, 09:24 AM ET
If there was a "cure" for sleep, how would you spend that extra time?
03 November 2014, 07:15 AM ET
Experts say sleep plays a fundamental role in how we structure our lives, and taking it away would have a large sociological impact.
02 November 2014, 02:07 AM ET
Magic mushrooms, Amelia Earhart's plane, zombies and more cool Science stories; these are a must-see!
01 November 2014, 10:41 AM ET
Meteors, images of the small world we cannot see and Kilauea's lava river are just a few of the awesome photos Science brought us this week.
01 November 2014, 08:36 AM ET
Runners are getting close to breaking the 2-hour marathon record. But what are the physical limitations to human running speed and endurance?
01 November 2014, 08:18 AM ET
Today marks Live Science's 10th anniversary of covering science and technology news from around the world. Here are some of the biggest science achievements of the past decade.
31 October 2014, 10:49 PM ET
The legend of a sunken civilization has captivated imaginations for centuries.
31 October 2014, 01:53 PM ET
Children and adults alike are digging out those spooky costumes ready for a celebration. We’ve reached that time of year again: Halloween. October 31 is dedicated to remembering the dead.
31 October 2014, 11:03 AM ET
Halloween is upon us tonight and it’s all just a bit of harmless fun, right? Or is there truly a dark side to Halloween?
31 October 2014, 09:02 AM ET
A different approach by a team of National Institutes of Health-funded developmental biologists and physicists at Rockefeller University indicates that a critical element of normal embryonic development is geometrical.
30 October 2014, 02:58 PM ET
Some researchers seize on Oct. 31 as an opportunity for serious study. From an analysis of racist costumes to an assessment of the hazards of egg throwing, here are a few strange chapters from the annals of Halloween science.
30 October 2014, 12:00 PM ET
The Ocean Atlas underwater sculpture, an 18-foot (5.4 meters), 60-ton statue was recently deployed off the coast of Nassau in the Bahamas
29 October 2014, 05:51 PM ET
Despite making headlines, Pope Francis's statements in support of evolution and the Big Bang are really nothing new, Catholic theologians and scientists say.
29 October 2014, 01:50 AM ET
Taste, touch, sight, hearing and smell don’t even begin to cover the ways we sense the world.
28 October 2014, 06:54 AM ET
Some "healthy" alternatives to Halloween candy are likely to meet disapproval from kids. Here are some suggestions for kid-friendly ways to avoid contributing to childhood obesity.
26 October 2014, 06:05 PM ET
We must confront and take collective responsibility for child protection by acknowledging that it happens every day and that we have to talk about it.
26 October 2014, 09:46 AM ET
Tractor beams, ebola and King Tut's health — the coolest Science this week!
25 October 2014, 05:53 PM ET
There are two major issues with these anonymous apps: the false sense of anonymity security they provide, and their potential as platforms for bullying.
25 October 2014, 11:08 AM ET
Sci-fi loves to mess with memory, but memory misleads in real life, too.
25 October 2014, 10:43 AM ET
Lions, whales and spiders, oh my! This week we found some awesome photos for you to check out.
25 October 2014, 02:05 AM ET
While the association between violence against women and elite athletes is not uncommon, it is not sports per se that are the problem.
24 October 2014, 01:56 PM ET
An annual report by Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn takes liberties with the truth when criticizing federally funded research, scientists say. The senator misrepresents and oversimplifies these studies in his annual 'Wastebook.'
23 October 2014, 09:47 AM ET
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.
23 October 2014, 12:51 AM ET
Most of what we taste we actually smell.
22 October 2014, 08:34 PM ET
Vampire fans have a rich vein of lore to draw from.
22 October 2014, 07:41 AM ET
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.
21 October 2014, 07:33 PM ET
Ghost hunters like to believe that ghosts exist, but science and logic are ghost busters.
19 October 2014, 02:34 AM ET
Explaining bizarre lake sounds, discovering new particles and exploring an ancient sundial — just a few of the coolest stories in Science this week.
18 October 2014, 03:20 AM ET
From microscopic creatures to comets in outer space, we have the best photos in Science. Check them out.
17 October 2014, 10:37 PM ET
Crimes against animals are serious, and now the U.S. government is recognizing them as such.