Human Nature Archive
05 February 2014, 01:05 PM ET
Despite mixed feelings about whether debating a young-Earth creationist was worthwhile, scientists say Bill Nye held his own at Kentucky's Creation Museum. Nye debated museum founder Ken Ham on Feb. 4.
05 February 2014, 11:45 AM ET
Bill Nye debated creationist Ken Ham on Feb. 4. Was it a good idea or a public relations disaster for science?
05 February 2014, 10:46 AM ET
The desire to get close to wild animals may fulfill humans' deep need to connect with the natural world, but experts say it can be bad for both the humans and the animals involved.
05 February 2014, 10:15 AM ET
Social networks allow people to learn the right answers by imitation, but don't actually lead to people learning the analytical process to arrive at those answers, new research suggests.
04 February 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Facial attractiveness may hint at a person's endurance abilities, according to new research showing that hot Tour de France cyclists perform better than their less attractive peers.
04 February 2014, 03:24 PM ET
Bashful kids exhibit language more slowly than their peers, but new research suggests they understand just as much, but shrink from displaying their abilities.
03 February 2014, 03:41 PM ET
Once again, Mississippi reigns as the most religious U.S. state, with 61 percent of its residents classified as "very religious," according to the results of a Gallup survey released Monday (Feb. 3).
03 February 2014, 02:55 PM ET
States across the South and Utah once again keep their high ranking on an annual list of the most religious U.S. states. Vermont leads the pack of least religious states.
03 February 2014, 11:03 AM ET
From flagless Indian participants to a luger who changed his name to a lingerie company, here are some of the weirdest and most interesting stories from the 2014 Olympic Games.
02 February 2014, 07:04 AM ET
Want to ace your next job interview? Brush up on these five interviewing skills to impress the hiring manager.
02 February 2014, 06:55 AM ET
Gone are the days when employees and entrepreneurs inhabited two different worlds. In these financially uncertain times, more and more 9-to-5 workers are rounding out their paychecks with cash from entrepreneurial ventures.
02 February 2014, 06:54 AM ET
It's not just about money, they say.
02 February 2014, 04:35 AM ET
The devil frog, flying snakes and a personal sub just start our list of cool science stories.
01 February 2014, 01:40 PM ET
These six iPhone apps will keep you organized and on time.
01 February 2014, 01:38 PM ET
While entrepreneurs may think their money is secure in a small business account at their local bank, the truth is, they aren't protected from one of the fastest-growing crimes: cybertheft.
01 February 2014, 01:30 PM ET
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology predicts 10 things you'll see changing at work in 2014.
01 February 2014, 12:35 AM ET
New pyramids in Giza, an amazing eruption and seal pups passing time are just a few of our favorites.
31 January 2014, 04:11 PM ET
In one of the most sensational murder trials in recent memory, an Italian court has found Amanda Knox guilty of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, but experts believe the framework surrounding the extradition process may work in Knox's favor.
31 January 2014, 01:59 PM ET
Key distinctions between science and pseudoscience are often lost in discussion, and sometimes this makes the public acceptance of scientific findings harder than it should be.
30 January 2014, 11:14 AM ET
United States Representative Rush Holt (Dem., NJ) wants to designate Feb. 12 as "Darwin Day," to honor Charles Darwin's contributions to science and humanity.
30 January 2014, 09:18 AM ET
Are you screaming at the TV? Is your pulse racing when your team is down? Do you get violent during the game? - Here are some tips on making game day more enjoyable.
29 January 2014, 05:58 PM ET
Some numbers are both memorable and incorrect.
29 January 2014, 01:04 PM ET
Some 300 sexual hookups between Neanderthals and modern humans could explain the lurking caveman DNA, say the scientists who found those genes have influenced humans' skin and hair.
28 January 2014, 07:01 PM ET
People give both big and small donations anonymously because they are embarrassed to violate the social norms of what's an acceptable donation level, new research suggests.
28 January 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Globally, the number of births per woman is dropping. But the decline in fertility rates may not persist in the long run, new research suggests. It's possible that birth rates could come bouncing back.
28 January 2014, 05:45 PM ET
No scholar interested in promoting knowledge could argue against some kind of educational exchanges between China and the west.
28 January 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Scientists have found a part of the human brain known as the lateral frontal pole prefrontal cortex, that seems to be unique in humans.
28 January 2014, 11:27 AM ET
A new examination of the brain of Patient H.M. — the man who became an iconic case in neuroscience when he developed a peculiar form of amnesia after a brain surgery in 1953 — shows that his surgeon removed less of his brain than previously thought.
28 January 2014, 10:48 AM ET
After H.M.'s death in 2008, Jacopo Annese and his colleagues at the Brain Observatory in San Diego dissected his frozen brain into 2,400 thin slices, to learn about his brain lesions.
27 January 2014, 07:51 PM ET
Studying sex differences seldom gets boring.
27 January 2014, 07:37 PM ET
Maybe we got it all wrong with those helmets and pads.