Human Nature Archive
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?
08 April 2015, 12:51 PM ET
A Gallup-Healthways poll surveyed people from the most populous communities in every U.S. state and the District of Columbia about their well-being.
08 April 2015, 12:49 PM ET
If you're looking to move to a happy place, you might want to check out the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, area: The region reported the highest well-being out of the 100 most populous communities in the country, according to a new poll.
07 April 2015, 10:06 AM ET
Silkpunk brings ox sinew and silk to a world of imagined technologies.
07 April 2015, 09:59 AM ET
To control the Islands of Dara, you must first master its airships.
06 April 2015, 06:40 PM ET
The world's oldest person, an Arkansas woman named Gertrude Weaver, died at age 116 on Monday, according to news reports. Weaver had something in common with the woman who now holds the title of the world's oldest person: both attributed their longevity t
04 April 2015, 11:28 PM ET
A medieval graveyard under Cambridge University, clumsy tarantulas and at the keys to long life are just a few of the coolest stories in science this week.
04 April 2015, 10:07 AM ET
Polar bears and blue-blooded octopus, extreme creatures and lightning strikes, so many cool science images to choose from!
03 April 2015, 02:21 PM ET
The world is becoming more religious, as the number of agnostics and others who don't affiliate with a certain religion shrinks as a percentage of the global population.
02 April 2015, 07:30 PM ET
A deformed frog, preserved and stained with its disfigurations, is a poignant statement on environmental destruction.
02 April 2015, 12:09 AM ET
Tomorrow's robots will be better learners than Chappie — and humans will be better teachers.
01 April 2015, 10:34 AM ET
Many poor souls have been victims of April Fools' Day jokes, and science — with it's reputation for achieving stunning and sometimes fantastic feats — makes for some of the best fodder.
01 April 2015, 03:00 AM ET
People in these U.S. states report using drugs to improve their mood or help them relax.
31 March 2015, 08:24 PM ET
While it is entirely right to understand the psychological make-up of the young man who appears to have been responsible it’s not as simple as blaming "mental illness," much less "depression."
29 March 2015, 03:59 PM ET
Archaic poop, spooky action, potent pot and a shock wave shield are a few of the cool science stories we found this week!
28 March 2015, 03:26 PM ET
It has become apparent that these two aspects – safety and security – are not always achievable at the same time. In the event of an incident like this, they even work against each other.
28 March 2015, 11:09 AM ET
Our melting Earth, crazy gecko moves and creatures from the deep, here are our favorite images from Science this week.
27 March 2015, 06:12 PM ET
Investigators may never know exactly why Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz carried out what is believed to have been a deliberate plane crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, but mental health experts say that any mental illness that Lubitz may have had i
26 March 2015, 11:58 AM ET
You need pond scum, desert-dwelling microbes and other seemingly useless creatures more than you probably think. Pure 'curiosity' research is advancing the quest to understand how brains — including your own — actually work.
26 March 2015, 08:00 AM ET
Boosting a person's smarts through drugs or electrical or magnetic stimulation of the brain is becoming increasingly widespread. Now, bioethicists weigh in, saying that while such cognitive enhancement is neither bad nor good, it deserves more research.
24 March 2015, 08:28 PM ET
Empirical evidence is information that is acquired by observation or experimentation.
23 March 2015, 10:23 PM ET
Deduction starts out with a generalization that follows a process to reach a specific, logical conclusion. Induction is the opposite - making a generalization from a set of specific observations.
21 March 2015, 08:07 PM ET
Akin to the poet laureate position, the honorary one-year laureate appointment would give a respected scientist an official national platform to enhance the public understanding of science and attract students to STEM fields.
21 March 2015, 09:38 AM ET
Prize-winning images in medicine, St. Patrick's Day auroras and the tornado forecast for 2015 — just a taste of our favorite photos in Science.
20 March 2015, 05:09 PM ET
Paraguay is the happiest country in the world, according to a 2014 Gallup poll of people in 143 countries.
20 March 2015, 05:06 PM ET
For the first time in a decade, the top 10 happiest countries in the world are all in Latin America, according to the 2014 Gallup Positive Experience Index.
17 March 2015, 10:14 PM ET
A scientific theory is based on careful examination of facts. It is much different from the non-scientific use of the word.