Human Nature Archive
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.
18 December 2014, 02:14 AM ET
There are many complex reasons why people decide not to accept the science of climate change. The doubters range from the conspiracy theorist to the skeptical scientist, or from the paid lobbyist to the raving lunatic.
17 December 2014, 11:01 AM ET
Art, literature and film can also remind us that ethics is subtle, ambiguous and uncertain.
17 December 2014, 10:16 AM ET
If you want to get people to save energy, show them their neighbors are saving even more.
16 December 2014, 06:54 PM ET
Children's cartoons, often seen as innocent films about royalty and furry animals, are "rife with on-screen death and murder," a new study finds.
16 December 2014, 09:23 AM ET
A futuristic virtual-reality exercise could bring new meaning to the saying "don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes."
16 December 2014, 12:56 AM ET
The United Nations Lima climate talks finally delivered an agreement on Sunday that should see all countries pledge to cut their emissions after 2020, but the deal still leaves uncertainty.
14 December 2014, 04:10 PM ET
Quantum teleportation successes, the weight of plastics in the ocean and a weight control substance are a few of our cool stories in Science this week.
13 December 2014, 03:50 PM ET
The connection between dinosaurs and birds, strange new balloon-like fossils and an orphaned otter pup are just a few of the awesome photos in Science this week.
13 December 2014, 12:48 AM ET
In Charlotte, N.C., artists are providing the vision to solve some tough community problems.
12 December 2014, 11:30 PM ET
Desires and choices affect what the brain does.
11 December 2014, 06:30 PM ET
In a tongue-in-cheek research article, researchers examine the gender make-up of the receivers of a Darwin Award over 20 years.
10 December 2014, 09:49 PM ET
Legends about flying serpents are worldwide, but are dragon tales based in fact?
10 December 2014, 10:20 AM ET
The brain has been called the most complex structure in the universe, but it may also be the most beautiful. One artist's work captures both the aesthetics and sophistication of this most enigmatic organ.
10 December 2014, 07:13 AM ET
People in the early cultures of Mesoamerica used a wider array of hallucinogenic drugs than previously thought, according to a new report.
09 December 2014, 12:40 AM ET
Fairly and efficiently distributing food is a large and complicated problem and a team of engineers set out to make it work better.
07 December 2014, 03:19 PM ET
The start of alcohol consumption, the missing y chromosome and even the auction of a corpse plate are just a few of this weeks cool science stories.
06 December 2014, 12:43 PM ET
Amazing clouds over Amsterdam Island, ancient shell tools and the return of a great water, just a few of the awesome images in science this week.
05 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Exclusive to, UCS announces this year's "Got Science" Champions.
04 December 2014, 11:13 PM ET
Science has always been competitive. There are more ideas for new research projects than there is money to fund them – and there are more people wanting to pursue careers in research than there are jobs for them to fill.
02 December 2014, 01:22 PM ET
A preliminary, Internet-based survey suggests that Sophia will keep her ruling role as top baby girl's name of 2014, while Jackson is likely to gain popularity among baby boys.
02 December 2014, 10:16 AM ET
Attention, scientists: 11-year-olds everywhere would like to know, "What is sleep?"
01 December 2014, 11:57 PM ET
But psychological scientists who study human perception and memory are not surprised at all.
01 December 2014, 02:55 PM ET
A recently released biopic of Alan Turing ("The Imitation Game") tells the story of the British mathematician and cryptographer who built a machine to crack the German Enigma code during World War II. But Turing is perhaps best known for his pioneering wo
01 December 2014, 06:58 AM ET
If your family was elite in 1170, you're probably still well-off today, according to a new study of English surnames and family status over centuries.
30 November 2014, 12:18 AM ET
Filming rare deep-sea creatures, revealing the secrets of vampire burials and even learning what dogs hear — just a few of the cool science stories this week.
29 November 2014, 12:19 PM ET
An ancient cemetery, rare animals and more are offered for your viewing in this week's edition. Check these out!
27 November 2014, 12:32 AM ET
That fish on your plate may not be what you think — and there's a good chance that shrimp isn't either.
26 November 2014, 11:37 AM ET
Mob psychology feeds a need to belong — and police efforts can backfire.
26 November 2014, 12:07 AM ET
‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured.