Human Nature Archive
26 August 2014, 03:16 PM ET
Collaborative care that increases communication between families and doctors may help teenagers with depression receive quality care for their condition.
26 August 2014, 02:26 AM ET
Mechanical engineers build things such as machines and tools that improve the conditions of life.
25 August 2014, 03:01 PM ET
The skull of an ancient human ancestor fails to show evidence of the type of brain expansion typically seen in modern human infants, according to a new study.
25 August 2014, 08:36 AM ET
Urban survivalists in New York City have a very different plan for surviving emergencies than those in rural areas, with the main goal being to get out of the city rather than creating a stockpile in their homes, research suggests.
25 August 2014, 08:36 AM ET
One of the first steps in preparing for a doomsday scenario is to get a large backpack, or 'bug out pack' and fill it with items that would be useful in a catastrophe, such as food, face masks and goggles.
24 August 2014, 08:47 PM ET
Will employers in the future watch what their staff get up to on social media?
24 August 2014, 03:38 AM ET
From life under the ice to the weirdest worm ever, we searched out the coolest stories in Science this week.
23 August 2014, 06:33 PM ET
Would you trust Wikipedia — one of the most popular websites in the world — any more (or even less) if you knew people were being paid to contribute content to the encyclopedia?
23 August 2014, 06:05 PM ET
The recent furore about the Facebook Messenger app has unearthed an interesting question: how far are we willing to allow our privacy to be pushed for our social connections?
23 August 2014, 06:21 AM ET
Endangered dragonflies, tree-climbing snakes and zombie ants are just the live Science side of our favorite images for this week. Check these out!
21 August 2014, 08:40 PM ET
Engineering is the application of science and math to solve problems. It is a cornerstone of STEM education.
21 August 2014, 12:45 PM ET
Women are perceived as less likable and competent than men when they ask for flexible work arrangements to accommodate childcare responsibilities, a new study suggests.
21 August 2014, 08:09 AM ET
When people break up, social media such as Facebook can often add to their distress, by providing constant reminders of the breakup and temptations to check up on the ex, new research shows.
21 August 2014, 07:55 AM ET
From changing passwords to deleting an ex from a friends list, people can take several steps to have a healthier breakup online, researchers say.
21 August 2014, 01:23 AM ET
For a Texas community already surrounded by oil refineries, there is a personal drive to fight the Keystone XL pipeline.
20 August 2014, 08:11 PM ET
The results of two autopsies of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot by a St. Louis police officer on Aug. 9, can't provide crucial information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
19 August 2014, 07:52 AM ET
Though men who pledge to remain chaste until marriage get strong social support from Christian networks prior to marriage, they are left in the dark once they tie the knot.
19 August 2014, 07:43 AM ET
How well can your four-year-old draw? The ability of four-year-old children to draw to draw a child may be linked to their intelligence at age 14, a new study suggests.
19 August 2014, 01:02 AM ET
Both research and popular media tell us that emotions and eating are intrinsically related. How many times have we seen a character in a TV show reaching for the ice-cream tub when feeling particularly down or after a breakup?
18 August 2014, 03:40 PM ET
Pygmy traits independently evolved many times among different peoples around the world, because shorter heights may have helped them live in rainforests, researchers say.
17 August 2014, 06:48 PM ET
More and more, agricultural patents are used to increase the control these and similar companies wield over access to the seeds with which farmers feed the world and – especially in the Global South – themselves and their families.
17 August 2014, 02:04 AM ET
Robot construction, the cause of Antarctic earthquakes and the pharaohs' rise to power are some of the best articles in Science this week.
16 August 2014, 02:11 PM ET
Women who look for extramarital affairs are seeking sex and passion, and are not unhappy with their marriages overall, new research suggests. Rather than divorce their husbands, they have a sexual affair.
16 August 2014, 10:24 AM ET
Ancient, extinct fractal creatures, a triple hit of cuteness and real-life terminators are just a few of our favorite awesome science images this week.
15 August 2014, 10:57 PM ET
Step aside Olympians – the new sporting pursuit of choice may soon be professional gaming.
15 August 2014, 12:10 PM ET
What makes for an ideal piece of gossip? People are mostly likely to spread a story if it contains a 'juicy' bit of information and involves someone they know well.
15 August 2014, 03:12 AM ET
Nothing provides as deep an existential threat to the scientific enterprise than making up data. But as bad as it is, there is something deeply ugly about the way the scientific community responds to misconduct.
14 August 2014, 08:10 AM ET
As society became friendlier and less aggressive centuries ago, there was less of a need for the robust facial features of a caveman. The result? The feminine faces of modern humans -- thinner skulls, lighter brows and rounder heads.
13 August 2014, 12:50 PM ET
Interviews with survivors of an emergency plane landing are helping researchers understand how certain memories may increase the risk for post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study finds.
12 August 2014, 07:43 PM ET
Distraction saps the quality of your work, not just the speed.
12 August 2014, 07:01 PM ET
People overwhelmingly prefer symmetrical faces to asymmetrical ones, leading to the hypothesis that symmetry is a sign of health. However, new research suggests that health and facial symmetry aren't linked at all.
12 August 2014, 04:14 PM ET
Religious people are less likely than nonreligious people to report using pornography, but those who do use it are more likely to say they are addicted to porn, a new study finds.