Human Nature Archive
24 April 2015, 06:37 PM ET
Every year, the United Nations releases their world happiness report, with this year's index revealing changes in well-being for 158 countries. Here's a look at a list of the happiest and saddest countries.
23 April 2015, 10:12 AM ET
Who hasn't dreamed of having an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter's? While these don't yet exist in reality, it is possible to give people the illusion that they're invisible, new research suggests.
23 April 2015, 09:36 AM ET
When 11-month-old babies were shown surprising situations. – such as a ball appearing to go through a wall – they quickly tried to test it themselves.
21 April 2015, 05:40 PM ET
A recent video of a sexual assault — on a crowded Florida beach, in broad daylight — raises a question: Why didn't one of the hundreds of bystanders step in to help the victim?
19 April 2015, 09:00 AM ET
Theories and answers about Earth, poop and our health and even why humans have chins — here are some of the most interesting stories in Science.
18 April 2015, 09:38 AM ET
Curious whales and zombie worms, amazing spiders and endangered frogs represent just a few of our favorite images this week.
17 April 2015, 02:08 PM ET
What makes scent such a powerful tool to "transport" you back in time?
17 April 2015, 12:45 AM ET
In fact, science has little to do with “proving” anything.
16 April 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Dogs make eye contact with humans because they have hijacked an ancient hormonal pathway that facilitates bonding in humans, new research suggests.
15 April 2015, 06:53 AM ET
More than 1 million Apple Watches were pre-ordered last week, on the first day the device went on sale, according to a firm that tracks consumer spending.
14 April 2015, 03:22 PM ET
With a mobile lab and portable freezer in tow, every time Tracie Seimon boards a plane, she brings hope that the tide is turning against the global scourge that's killing amphibians.
14 April 2015, 03:14 PM ET
The Wicked Witch of the West can thank facial evolution for her iconic, pointy chin, new research suggests. And so can everyone else. Turns out, human "domestication" may explain the prominent feature.
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.