Human Nature Archive
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.
16 April 2014, 05:04 PM ET
In a highly emotional situation like a school shooting, it can be difficult to separate fact from speculation. What does science have to say about school shootings and violence?
16 April 2014, 01:37 PM ET
Grunting, clawing, and sensing a hair-covered body with cloven feet and elongated nails are symptoms of people who strongly believe they are werewolves. A researcher dug through the annals of psychiatry to find how common the condition is.
16 April 2014, 07:31 AM ET
Looking for a job? Here are 50 online careers most in demand on
15 April 2014, 07:01 PM ET
The popularity of weird beards and mustaches among young men living in Brooklyn, N.Y., may be more than just a hipster fad. According to a new study, women and men find facial hair most attractive when it is rare.
15 April 2014, 04:23 PM ET
Apparently, once you've eaten human flesh, you develop a real taste for it. Two brothers in Pakistan were arrested in 2011 for digging up about 150 graves and stealing away with the bodies, which they later consumed.
15 April 2014, 04:03 PM ET
The perfect steak needs to be exposed to enough heat to denature its proteins without drying it out. Complex chemical reactions create the perfect browning on the outside.
15 April 2014, 11:38 AM ET
Discontented workers names lots of reasons for their unhappiness.
14 April 2014, 02:15 PM ET
Can your partner tell if you are sexually satisfied even if you don't talk about it?
14 April 2014, 11:05 AM ET
As tax day is fast approaching in the United States, Americans have widely varying views on whether they think they are giving too much money to their state.
14 April 2014, 10:21 AM ET
Americans' tax gripes vary widely by location, a new Gallup poll found. Here's a list of the U.S. states ranked by how many of their residents think they pay too much in state taxes.
13 April 2014, 06:41 PM ET
Contrary to the popular wisdom that it’s a taboo subject, we love discussing death.
13 April 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Technical skills aren't the only things employers are looking for in new hires.
13 April 2014, 03:20 AM ET
From the world's largest gold crystal to the world's oldest message in a bottle, these are the coolest stories in Science.
12 April 2014, 04:03 AM ET
Photos of the oldest living things, a ghostly beauty in Death Valley and a UFO on Mars — just a few of the most amazing images in Science.
12 April 2014, 01:59 AM ET
Go ahead and contemplate your own mortality. How does it feel? Would you be surprised to learn that it can potentially improve your mental health to think about your death more often?
12 April 2014, 12:48 AM ET
No matter how strong the scientific argument and consensus among scientists there will always be people who reject the evidence. It happens on so many scientific topics, from climate change and vaccination to nuclear power and renewable energy.
11 April 2014, 06:43 AM ET
A rocky interview can dash your chances of landing your dream job. These 7 apps will help you be ready for anything.
10 April 2014, 08:33 PM ET
How does alcohol consumption affect romantic life? Let me count the ways.
10 April 2014, 08:19 PM ET
Warnings when traffic lights will change could make a difference.
10 April 2014, 07:57 PM ET
For years, people have reported sudden showers of animals falling from the sky. What's really going on?