Human Nature Archive
04 February 2015, 07:04 AM ET
Babies who are just 1 year old can understand complicated social situations, new research shows. The study highlights the social development that begins in very young infants.
03 February 2015, 10:45 PM ET
Both men and woman may sort into two general groups — those interested in short-term flings and those looking for long-term partners.
03 February 2015, 05:24 PM ET
From the feeling of clothes against the skin, to the sounds of cocktail party chatter, the human brain is constantly blocking out information that could be distracting. Now, a new study reveals how the brain achieves this ignoring feat.
02 February 2015, 03:29 PM ET
Sure you keep your kids away from your oven, but what about your purse?
31 January 2015, 12:59 AM ET
Snapshots of Otzi's tattoos, images of Blackbeard's medical supplies and even photos of insects in space suits, just a few of this week's awesome science pictures.
30 January 2015, 04:33 PM ET
India is one of the world's oldest and most diverse cultures. Here is an overview of Indian customs and traditions.
30 January 2015, 04:19 PM ET
Americans support government action to combat the effects of global warming and will likely vote for candidates who put forth a promising stance on environmental issues, a new poll has found.
30 January 2015, 11:33 AM ET
The “thirst for oil” is often put forward as a near self-evident explanation behind military interventions in Libya, for instance, or Sudan. Oil, or the lack of oil, is also said to be behind the absence of intervention in Syria now and in Rwanda in 1994.
30 January 2015, 08:31 AM ET
Facebook is a more positive than negative place, but users spreading happy news actually try not to brag, a new study finds.
29 January 2015, 07:49 PM ET
Threats are starting to derail climate research, just when the planet needs it most.
29 January 2015, 06:04 PM ET
By studying primates such as monkeys, apes and even humans, Sarah Brosnan works to understand how cooperation has evolved across time.
29 January 2015, 02:04 PM ET
Football fans, take note: The outcome of this weekend's Super Bowl, along with other major sporting events, may depend on whether the players are night owls or early birds, a new study suggests.
29 January 2015, 02:00 PM ET
The general public and scientists disagree on a wide range of scientific topics, from the safety of genetically modified foods to the cause of climate change.
29 January 2015, 12:44 PM ET
By combining illusions that change the way our brain represents our body, we were able to test whether a change in your self would result in a change in your implicit racial bias.
29 January 2015, 11:31 AM ET
Some people who reject evolution and the Big Bang are educated and knowledgeable about science, new survey data suggests
28 January 2015, 10:45 PM ET
The reports of a robot uprising have been greatly exaggerated.
28 January 2015, 05:38 PM ET
There's still one thing that makes the Microsoft co-founder feel dumb: not being able to speak a foreign language.
28 January 2015, 02:23 PM ET
We can reverse the planet's warming, but not with a "wait and see" approach.
28 January 2015, 01:38 PM ET
Discovery of partial skull in Israel may provide insights on humans' migration out of Africa and when they first interbred with Neanderthals.
28 January 2015, 12:26 PM ET
The brains of violent criminals who are psychopathic are different from even those of violent criminals who are not psychopathic, new research finds.
28 January 2015, 10:51 AM ET
There is no shortage of evidence that racism persists. Despite the fact that science has demonstrated that racial groups are defined by society rather than biology, an individual’s experience from the moment they are born is colored by the color of their
28 January 2015, 07:09 AM ET
Jury selection for the Boston Marathon bombing and Aurora theater shooting trials highlights the long-lasting mental health effects of serving on a high-profile capital case.
27 January 2015, 11:01 AM ET
An ancient human fossil discovered from the seafloor near Taiwan reveals that a primitive group of humans, potentially an unknown species, once lived in Asia, researchers say.
27 January 2015, 07:27 AM ET
People who report a strong compulsion to use Facebook have brain abnormalities similar to those of people addicted to other substances.
27 January 2015, 01:40 AM ET
The energy answer may not be coal or wind, but something as basic as timing.
25 January 2015, 03:14 PM ET
Studying technological innovation in the war on drugs, I’m often asked what methods smugglers use: pick any object or artefact you care to name and it’s almost certainly been tried.
24 January 2015, 10:05 PM ET
Coffee's cancer-fighting qualities, why the rain smells so good and #DeflateGate science are just a few of the cool stories in Science this week.
24 January 2015, 05:03 PM ET
For New England fans, the first priority is a search for an innocent explanation.
24 January 2015, 01:28 AM ET
Weaponized insulin, a virtual river tour and a super water repellent material are all some of our favorite photos in Science this week.
23 January 2015, 04:08 PM ET
Allowing Congress to decide what scientists should study could have disastrous consequences.
21 January 2015, 07:38 PM ET
The customs and traditions of France, center of fashion, art and architecture.