Human Nature Archive
14 January 2015, 03:14 PM ET
Many people wake up in the middle of the night, unable to move a muscle, while feeling as though a frightening shadow is floating near their bed. Two neuroscientists propose an idea to explain the eerie experience.
13 January 2015, 02:09 PM ET
Zombie bill resurrected to push science aside in U.S. policy.
12 January 2015, 05:17 PM ET
When it comes to truly knowing someone's personality, a computer may do a better job than his or her friends and family members, a new study suggests.
11 January 2015, 12:35 AM ET
Science brought us a rare dolphin sighting, ebola vaccines and how to prep for flu season.
10 January 2015, 12:52 PM ET
Most people would feel they can count on one day comprising the same number of hours, minutes and seconds as the next. But this isn’t always the case.
10 January 2015, 01:15 AM ET
This week we uncovered articles about the tomb of an unknown Egyptian queen, a new implant that may help with paralyzation and even a panda cub's first snow day. Check these out.
09 January 2015, 02:21 PM ET
Recently single people showed improvement in their wellbeing after participating in a study that forced them to reflect on their breakup.
09 January 2015, 01:02 PM ET
Sometimes, an origami animal is difficult to distinguish from the real thing.
09 January 2015, 07:18 AM ET
From how people deal with their deepest, darkest thoughts to the experience of living in a world without fear, a new podcast explores the hidden forces that shape human behavior.
07 January 2015, 12:58 AM ET
The art of origami has been going through a renaissance over the past 30 years, with new designs being created at ever-increasing levels of complexity.
07 January 2015, 12:44 AM ET
If e-signatures are to be loved, they really need to get over their trust issues.
06 January 2015, 01:10 PM ET
Poetry may be more than a distraction for those suffering from terminal illnesses and pain.
04 January 2015, 01:26 AM ET
What the Large Hadron Collider will do in 2015, where green technology will go in 2015 and the expanding endangered species list are just a few of the cool science articles we brought you this week.
03 January 2015, 06:43 AM ET
Stunning images of our world — past and present — captured our attention, and we present them for your pleasure.
31 December 2014, 09:08 AM ET
It's that time of year — as 2014 draws to a close, people around the country are making lists of their New Year's resolutions. Many of the lists include things like "quit smoking" and "exercise more," but other lists have more ambitious goals.
28 December 2014, 12:30 AM ET
We searched high and low and found these amazing stories — from meltwaters in Greenland to the connection between fish fins and human hands.
27 December 2014, 05:44 PM ET
Hacks like the Sony hack open companies to a nightmare of liabilities.
27 December 2014, 12:42 PM ET
A beautiful glass bracelet, navy helicopter drones and the best sic-fi movies of 2014 are just a few of our picks for the best pictures in Science this week.
27 December 2014, 09:23 AM ET
Here is our annual listing of some of the more egregious retractions and questionable scientific papers of 2014.
24 December 2014, 12:23 PM ET
This year was a mixed one for the U.S. food supply.
24 December 2014, 12:42 AM ET
The IATA received more than 8,000 complaints of unruly passengers in 2013. Is it any wonder air rage is on the upswing?
23 December 2014, 11:07 PM ET
This Christmas, why no one is eating Canada goose.
23 December 2014, 07:42 AM ET
The relatively lightly built skeletons of modern humans developed late in evolutionary history, and may have been the result of a shift away from a nomadic lifestyle to a more settled one, according to a new study.
21 December 2014, 04:21 PM ET
The shift towards late motherhood – commonly defined as motherhood after 35 – is often presented as a story of progress and technological liberation from the biological clock.
21 December 2014, 01:27 AM ET
A million mummies in one cemetery and the chemistry of Christmas cookies, just a few of the cool stories we've found in Science this week.
20 December 2014, 12:01 PM ET
Ice melt in Greenland, disappearing reindeer and boulder-moving storms are just a few of the cool images this week.
20 December 2014, 02:29 AM ET
As the country reels from the Sydney siege and its unhappy end, many will be wondering what can be done for the hostages stuck for hours with the gunman in the Lindt café.
20 December 2014, 01:16 AM ET
The common thread in this public expression of grief is the untimely, unexpected deaths of people who are often in the prime of their lives; both the famous and the unknown.
19 December 2014, 12:40 AM ET
Molly is one of the most popular party drugs in the US. But what a lot of people may not know is that molly is actually a form of ecstasy (MDMA), and this misunderstanding can put young people at risk.
18 December 2014, 11:38 PM ET
Women are leading a new push to break down the obstacles they face in the science community.
18 December 2014, 11:05 AM ET
Four groups stood out as the worst for science in 2014.
18 December 2014, 03:27 AM ET
Childhood shyness raises the risk of anxiety disorders later on, but only for kids who lack a secure attachment to their caregivers, a new study finds. Here's a look at how to foster a secure attachment.