Human Nature Archive
12 November 2014, 08:44 AM ET
Chimpanzee culture is not nearly as developed as human culture, and a new study suggests that the reason is not cognitive capability, but motivation to learn.
12 November 2014, 07:07 AM ET
People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.
10 November 2014, 04:58 PM ET
The skeletons of two infants were found at the Upward Sun River site in central Alaska. They were found beneath the remains of a 3-year-old child that was cremated.
09 November 2014, 01:44 AM ET
Fanged deer, big snakes and el nino chances falling; these are just a few of the coolest stories in science this week.
08 November 2014, 10:08 AM ET
An orphaned daughter, a fighter jet landing and a fanged deer are just a few of our favorite pics in Science this week.
06 November 2014, 11:44 PM ET
Hyundai-Kia is 2014's "greenest automaker" — so why are they paying a $100 million fine to the U.S. government?
06 November 2014, 04:56 PM ET
A new method of screening airplane passengers for signs they may be dangerous is 20 times more successful at catching deceptive passengers than the screening method traditionally used in the U.S. and other countries, a new study suggests.
06 November 2014, 04:52 PM ET
There is a surprising genetic unity between the earliest known Europeans and contemporary Europeans, ancient DNA reveals. This finding suggests that a complex network of sexual exchange may have existed across Europe over the past 50,000 years.
06 November 2014, 12:02 PM ET
A childhood love of drawing leads Sandy Kawano into a branch of biology studying in animal body shapes
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.