Human Nature Archive
07 March 2014, 10:30 AM ET
It doesn’t take a tropical vacation to give you a little boost.
07 March 2014, 12:20 AM ET
When Ellen Tweeted her super-selfie, it triggered a huge charity response.
06 March 2014, 04:59 PM ET
Some people just don't enjoy music, even though they can experience pleasure in other ways.
06 March 2014, 01:29 PM ET
Exactly how the brain organizes memories in relation to each other has long puzzled scientists. In a new study, researchers set out to identify the nature of brain activity that puts a time stamp on memories.
06 March 2014, 12:51 PM ET
A new study found that women in industrialized nations lag behind men in most aspects of job quality; women tend to be more stressed, they don't see as many opportunities for advancement and they report a lack flexibility and job security.
05 March 2014, 12:47 PM ET
Though Barbie boasts more than 130 careers on her resume from aerobics instructor to astronaut, the imagined job prospects for girls who play with the dolls may look quite different.
04 March 2014, 10:41 PM ET
It’s been a while since Fred Astaire played a CSIRO scientist in the 1959 movie of Nevil Shute’s novel On the Beach. Still one premise of the film holds true: you can’t always predict where your research will end up or its influence on how we live.
03 March 2014, 04:10 PM ET
Despite the pop-culture notion that women want strange men to make sexual advances, aggressive sexual behavior in bars does not fall into any sort of gray area, a new study finds.
03 March 2014, 02:37 PM ET
An increasing number of men are seeking beard transplants to fill in patchy bears or compensate for non-existent facial hair.
03 March 2014, 01:54 PM ET
A new map uses Census data to show how popular baby names caught on and spread across the United States with time.
03 March 2014, 11:05 AM ET
Here's a look at how the most popular girl and boy baby names spread across the United States.
02 March 2014, 01:16 AM ET
From life on Mars to an ancient murder mystery, we have some of the most interesting stories in Science for you this week.
01 March 2014, 02:19 AM ET
Egyptian mysteries, Google and polar bears and springtime wonders are just a few of our favorite images this week.
28 February 2014, 09:44 PM ET
Developmental psychologist Ryan Watson uses research from the U.S. and Norway to help improve the daily lives of LGBT youth.
28 February 2014, 09:28 PM ET
Users regularly do that when they scan, click and navigate to potentially untrusted internet resources with only a machine-readable matrix – a QR code – to lead the way.
27 February 2014, 11:25 PM ET
Contemporary popular culture presents us with characters such as Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper, single-mindedly and single-handedly in pursuit of a theory of everything.
27 February 2014, 01:54 PM ET
Time to get your weird on. Being confident enough to pull off dressing differently makes other people think you've got it going on.
26 February 2014, 11:54 PM ET
The recent death of television personality Charlotte Dawson and the possible role that online abuse played in her struggles with depression shows how damaging this behavior can be.
26 February 2014, 03:50 PM ET
Want to secure a job in your field after graduation? Here are some tips for current college students to help you get hired right out of school.
26 February 2014, 11:02 AM ET
Want to get a jump on finding a summer internship? Here's a list of the top 25 places to find one.
25 February 2014, 01:13 PM ET
Climate denial is becoming all too predictable, so a drinking game could liven things up.
25 February 2014, 05:55 AM ET
A gap in your résumé doesn't necessarily mean your application will be tossed aside. Here's how to land a job when you don't currently have one.
25 February 2014, 05:48 AM ET
Many job seekers are inclined to jump at the first job offer that comes their way. But what if it isn't exactly the type of position you wanted? Should you still take it?
25 February 2014, 01:58 AM ET
Sundance is a powerful venue for stories of service.
25 February 2014, 12:57 AM ET
It can be very easy for us in the West to consider ourselves as occupying the pinnacle of liberal tolerance. But this contrast is dangerous.
24 February 2014, 07:05 AM ET
A new study links believing in hell, and perhaps even thinking about it, with lower levels of happiness and satisfaction in life.
24 February 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Maternal stress, particularly the chronic stress that comes with poverty, exposes infants to powerful hormones in the womb. Researchers are finding that these hormones have long-lasting effects.
23 February 2014, 03:02 AM ET
Conspiracy theories, decoding manuscripts and octopus wrestling are just a few of the cool science stories we have this week.
22 February 2014, 03:57 AM ET
Cute camo, satellite photobombs and a cosmic shockwave just start our list of favorite images this week.
22 February 2014, 03:37 AM ET
The practice is controversial in the U.S.
22 February 2014, 03:29 AM ET
A surprising number of Americans don't believe simple science facts.
21 February 2014, 10:50 PM ET
To take down poachers, follow the money.