Human Nature Archive
29 July 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Can Google predict the future of financial markets? New research suggests that Google Trends, which tracks search terms over time, can be used to forecast changes in stock prices.
29 July 2014, 03:30 PM ET
Physical exercise could alter how people perceive their physical world by making their environments appear less threatening, a new study suggests.
29 July 2014, 01:40 PM ET
A new study found that binge drinking landed more Canadian adolescents in the hospital for alcohol-related incidents during their birthday weeks than any other time of the year.
29 July 2014, 01:32 PM ET
The generation that would face the full effects of climate change needs to help lead the charge to prevent them.
29 July 2014, 01:26 AM ET
U.S. park rangers have observed that a fear of nature is growing in kids and adults.
29 July 2014, 12:51 AM ET
Can mixing languages in your mind help you learn both?
28 July 2014, 03:39 PM ET
First impressions of people, such as whether they are trustworthy, dominant or attractive, can develop from a glimpse as brief as 100 milliseconds or less. And now a computer system can identify which facial features matter most to such first impressions.
28 July 2014, 03:01 PM ET
Improved education and living conditions have narrowed the gender gap in math but have made women much better at certain memory tasks, new research suggests.
28 July 2014, 07:37 AM ET
Brain activity can predict the likelihood that people will give in to their food cravings, new research shows.
27 July 2014, 06:06 PM ET
From your life history in poop to jealous pups, here are the most interesting stories in Science this week.
27 July 2014, 12:17 PM ET
Researchers who examined statistics on heterosexual marriages in the United States from 1950 to 2009 found that women who are more educated than their husbands are no longer at increased risk of divorce.
26 July 2014, 03:49 PM ET
The beauty of the Milky Way, the sadness of the blue whales and even our need for speed are just a few of the stunning Science images we found this week.
25 July 2014, 05:15 PM ET
Women who think more about their own physical sensations during sex have an easier time reaching orgasm than women whose minds on other things, new research finds.
25 July 2014, 03:00 PM ET
German astronaut Alexander Gerst reflected on the grief he felt as he saw signs of the deadly Israel-Gaza conflict from the International Space Station.
25 July 2014, 11:09 AM ET
Men really do prefer nice gals, or those who are responsive to their needs, while ladies show no such attraction, say scientists who suggest such nice gals may be more sexually arousing.
25 July 2014, 08:53 AM ET
Despite stereotypes, women are only more talkative in certain contexts, new research finds. The study highlights the need to consider the situation in understanding gendered behavior.
24 July 2014, 03:13 PM ET
Lying to friends and family members may seem like a quick way to lose their trust, but new research suggests this may not always be the case. Lying for the "right" reasons can actually strengthen some social bonds.
24 July 2014, 02:01 PM ET
More than a decade has passed since the completion of the Human Genome Project, the international collaboration to map all of the "letters" in our DNA. Yet, it's still unclear what percentage of the human genome is actually doing something important.
24 July 2014, 12:02 PM ET
A new Gallup poll found that beer is the most popular alcohol in the United States, though more women still prefer a glass of wine over a pint.
24 July 2014, 10:22 AM ET
Sleep deprivation could raise the risk of developing false memories, a new study finds.
24 July 2014, 08:29 AM ET
Kids who spend time cuddling up with Fido or Fluffy are more likely to turn their noses up at meat later in life, a new study suggests. The reason may be such kids develop empathy toward all animals.
23 July 2014, 09:44 AM ET
When learning a second language, effort helps adults learn vocabulary but hinders their ability to learn grammar, a new study finds.
22 July 2014, 04:22 PM ET
There may be something to the cliché of lovebirds gazing into each other's eyes, new research suggests. A glance at a person's face tends to indicate romantic love, whereas looking at a person's body is associated with feelings of sexual desire.
22 July 2014, 03:58 PM ET
Humans will subconsciously mimic the facial expressions of android robots, a new study finds.
22 July 2014, 01:05 PM ET
Whether or not you have access to the Internet may affect what you find desirable in a partner, a new study finds.
22 July 2014, 10:52 AM ET
People with Parkinson's disease may have higher levels of creativity than their healthy peers, and these flights of fancy increase with higher doses of medication, new research finds.
22 July 2014, 09:46 AM ET
Researchers found that positive-outcome bedtime stories are better at promoting honesty in children than negative-outcome stories.
21 July 2014, 05:28 PM ET
During extreme or unusual weather, Americans' political leanings seem to influence their Internet searches about the climate, new research suggests.
21 July 2014, 08:58 AM ET
Humans are getting taller; they're also fatter than ever and live longer than at any time in history. And all of these changes have occurred in the past 100 years, scientists say.
20 July 2014, 02:00 AM ET
Genes among friends, full moon sleep patterns and drones in Hawaii are just a few of the cool stories in Science we found for you this week.
19 July 2014, 02:36 PM ET
Gorgeous jellyfish, a new rodent species and a trash island are just the beginning of our favorite images in Science this week.
19 July 2014, 02:35 AM ET
Can humanity tolerate "brilliants?"