Human Nature Archive
29 April 2014, 10:28 PM ET
Is America no longer a democracy?
29 April 2014, 07:01 PM ET
When the going gets rough, men are less drawn to ultra-feminine faces, new research finds. The reason may be that feminine women are perceived as less able to fend for themselves.
29 April 2014, 11:00 AM ET
For centuries, scientists have sought a biological method for tracing a person's geographic origin. Now, a group of researchers has developed such a genetic ancestry test that can pinpoint the location where a person's ancestors originated more than 1,000
28 April 2014, 05:43 PM ET
To learn about life as a Neanderthal look at children’s graves.
28 April 2014, 08:34 AM ET
People who live in wealthy countries, including the United States, are generally more satisfied with their lives than those who live in poorer countries, and yet living in an affluent country may also come with a bitter dose of worry and anger.
27 April 2014, 06:46 PM ET
Killer mice, social media moods and even Nessie on Google Maps? These are just a few of the cool science stories we found this week.
27 April 2014, 10:33 AM ET
In declaring Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II saints today (April 27) in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis, with the backing of the Vatican, confirmed in public that the two men had performed miracles.
27 April 2014, 08:20 AM ET
Must-have tech skills for job seekers — even if you're not looking for a tech job.
26 April 2014, 06:06 AM ET
With college graduation ceremonies just around the corner, many students have begun the search for full-time employment. Here's how to put yourself on the road to career success as a new graduate.
26 April 2014, 06:05 AM ET
Like it or not, death is a fact of life. And as such, it's also the inspiration for a lot of successful (albeit unusual) business ventures.
26 April 2014, 04:36 AM ET
Resilient coral, a baby gorilla and that huge iceberg — just a few of this week's amazing photos.
25 April 2014, 01:42 PM ET
By analyzing 1 million photos tweeted over a period of one year, researchers are planning to measure the "moods" of some American cities.
25 April 2014, 11:42 AM ET
Trying to justify torture or wartime atrocities literally alters the memory, particularly in conversation with members of one's own group, new research finds. The effect could influence how people treat outsiders.
25 April 2014, 10:33 AM ET
A new study argues that women with wider hips have more one-night stands because they fear childbirth less. But anthropologists say the measurements and assumptions in the study call the findings into question.
24 April 2014, 03:28 PM ET
From artists to office workers, people in all walks of life claim that going for a stroll helps them work out ideas or overcome creative blocks, and now new research finds that stretching one's legs really does give a mental boost.
24 April 2014, 01:43 AM ET
Water sanitation and hygiene engineer Dani Barrington explains the importance of toilets and community-led approaches to sanitation for one-third of the world’s population who lack access to adequate sanitation.
23 April 2014, 04:30 PM ET
Recent news reports about how Florida's "stand your ground" law affected the number of deaths in the state have raised a few eyebrows, thanks to a strange statistical chart.
22 April 2014, 11:50 PM ET
A dutch student has taken the bold decision to sell all his data at auction. It’s a decision that should make us think about the future of our own information.
22 April 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Women in the fertile phase of their menstrual cycle are more likely than women in the nonfertile phase to say they'd be interested in a fling with the composer of a complex tune.
22 April 2014, 05:22 PM ET
Despite tales of overcrowding, fighting and tragedy, hundreds of people continue to try to summit Everest every year. What's the appeal?
22 April 2014, 03:09 AM ET
Sometimes you have to leave the world of science to become one of its greatest advocates.
22 April 2014, 02:44 AM ET
Sometimes toy preferences have nothing to do with gender.
21 April 2014, 05:33 PM ET
Humans are just the latest in a long line of hominid species that have emerged in the past six million years.
21 April 2014, 10:33 AM ET
It's a good thing to feel that your partner sees you as better than you see yourself. But over-idealizing your romantic partner could make your mate feel misunderstood and pressured to live up to unwanted expectations.
20 April 2014, 01:40 AM ET
From really old dirt to an ancient wrestling contract, these are the most interesting stories in Science this week.
19 April 2014, 03:34 AM ET
The lunar eclipse, a time to reflect and the crash of a black hole are just the tip of the iceberg for this week's images.
19 April 2014, 02:16 AM ET
A furious debate has been raging for some years now between adults. Are you a Kindle lover or a devotee of the good, old-fashioned book?
19 April 2014, 01:25 AM ET
All around the world many parents are preparing for Easter – possibly thinking of how Easter eggs will be hidden, how they will explain their delivery and perhaps bracing themselves for some challenging questions about the Easter Bunny.
17 April 2014, 03:58 PM ET
How you sleep may reveal secrets about your personality and relationship.
17 April 2014, 02:48 PM ET
Are you ready to hire an employee? You've created a short list of candidates, and it's time to conduct your first employee interview. But based on just a short interview, how can you tell who will be a good employee for your small business?
17 April 2014, 08:16 AM ET
The American public has high hopes for ready-to-use, lab-grown organs and driverless cars, but a minority of people are as optimistic about controlling the weather in the latter half of this century, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
17 April 2014, 06:58 AM ET
Only 25 percent of workers use all of their allotted vacation time and most work while on vacation.