Human Nature Archive
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.
21 February 2014, 03:12 AM ET
These simple plant science experiments will sharpen your little ones’ interest in seeds and plants.
21 February 2014, 02:04 AM ET
In countries across the world, what can only be described as a bikesharing boom is taking place, with systems operating in 686 towns and cities worldwide, from Aspen, Colorado to Zhuzhou, China.
20 February 2014, 12:37 PM ET
A new map of conversations formed on Twitter reveals that conversations on a topic can take six different shapes, which could be used by social media strategists to improve their reach.
20 February 2014, 07:27 AM ET
Feeling powerful appears to make people believe they are closer to others, which may reduce their stress about being judged or evaluated, new research finds.
20 February 2014, 05:30 AM ET
Results from the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which ranks states
20 February 2014, 03:00 AM ET
North Dakota has knocked Hawaii off its pedestal as the state with the greatest well-being. West Virginia comes in as the least happy state, as it has for five years in a row.
19 February 2014, 05:01 PM ET
When jazz musicians let their creativity flow and improvise melodies, they use parts of their brains typically associated with spoken language — specifically, regions that help people interpret syntax or the structure of sentences, a new study finds.
19 February 2014, 02:14 PM ET
People may participate in sadomasochism less for the sexual pleasure and more for the mental high, according to two studies on the minds of people in the S&M community.
19 February 2014, 10:08 AM ET
Parents may be slightly happier than non-parents, but what really matters are resources like financial security, marital security and sleep, new research suggests.
19 February 2014, 08:54 AM ET
On average, 18 out of 100,000 people on the planet die in car accidents each year, but that fatality rate varies widely across different countries.
19 February 2014, 08:47 AM ET
A new study examines which countries have the highest and lowest rates of car crash fatalities. Here's a list of the top and bottom 25 nations.
19 February 2014, 08:07 AM ET
Child abuse can be difficult to spot, and some experts think it is more common than statistics indicate. Now anthropologists say looking at the bones could reveal such hidden abuse before it's too late.
19 February 2014, 01:33 AM ET
Amazing science images every day.
19 February 2014, 01:28 AM ET
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an effort to prepare every student for college or the workforce.
18 February 2014, 11:11 AM ET
The new journal will be online and publish multi-disciplinary articles that would make the cut at the highest-quality journals, but can't be published due to space constraints.