Human Nature Archive
05 March 2015, 01:51 PM ET
Most people know that Einstein was an anti-war activist, but after moving to the United States in 1933 and becoming a U.S. citizen, Einstein also confronted American racism.
05 March 2015, 07:46 AM ET
The new film "Chappie" features an artificially intelligent robot that becomes sentient and must learn to navigate the competing forces of kindness and corruption in a human world.
05 March 2015, 01:15 AM ET
To solve the climate crisis, people will need to see beyond their human nature.
01 March 2015, 12:40 AM ET
From color confusion blowing up Twitter to a chocolate snorting machine here are 10 of the coolest stories in Science this week.
28 February 2015, 09:15 AM ET
New spiders, rare cats and endangered baby sea turtles — just a few of the cool pictures in Science. Check out the rest.
26 February 2015, 10:28 PM ET
Excerpt from the sci-fi novel "Catalyst" (Penguin/Kathy Dawson Books, 2015).
26 February 2015, 11:58 AM ET
Stephen Hawking may be most famous for his work on black holes and gravitational singularities, but the world-renowned physicist has also become known for his outspoken ideas about things that could destroy human civilization.
25 February 2015, 09:26 PM ET
Huge companies including Apple, Wal-Mart and Ikea have spent big bucks on green energy — why are so many governments lagging behind?
24 February 2015, 02:08 PM ET
In the courtroom, don't assume the "science" is up to academic standards.
24 February 2015, 09:59 AM ET
What does the name Alessandro have that Howard doesn't? With its double S's and Greek origin, it's just sexier, according to an online survey on male and female names.
23 February 2015, 02:34 PM ET
Stephen Hawking may be getting some Hollywood love for "The Theory of Everything," a biopic about his life that earned actor Eddie Redmayne the best actor Oscar at last night's Academy Awards. But that hasn't stopped the world-famous physicist from issuin
23 February 2015, 11:53 AM ET
Famed British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking took to Facebook last night to congratulate actor Eddie Redmayne for winning the "Best Actor" Oscar at the 2015 Academy Awards for "The Theory of Everything," a biopic about Hawking's life and his debilitating
22 February 2015, 01:20 AM ET
Snail teeth, cold weather, speeding raindrops, munchies and more — this week's cool science stories educate and entertain.
21 February 2015, 09:10 AM ET
This week brought us sensational images of strange animal hearts, a cosmicly provided smiley and even the answer to an age-old question — how many licks does it take?
21 February 2015, 07:39 AM ET
Men, take a look at your right hand. Is your index finger shorter than your ring finger? The ratio of these digits' lengths could hint at everything from personality to intellect to physiology, a number of studies suggest.
19 February 2015, 08:29 PM ET
Culture is the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts
19 February 2015, 09:39 AM ET
Sure, it's the most prestigious award that Hollywood has to offer, but that coveted Oscar statue might also be a bad omen for some of the actors who receive it, a new study suggests.
19 February 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Alaska is now the happiest state in the nation, after ranking among the top 10 for several years, according to a new poll.
19 February 2015, 12:01 AM ET
A new poll from Gallup-Healthways shows which states had the highest and lowest well-being in 2014.
17 February 2015, 12:01 PM ET
ADHD is more than common, it's normal.
17 February 2015, 12:00 PM ET
While treating patients in a psychiatric ward, Dr. Zoe Goldman becomes consumed in a hunt to defeat her own demons.
14 February 2015, 11:24 PM ET
A baby born pregnant, discovering the Magna Carta and popcorn gymnastics — strange and fascinating stories brought to us by Science.
14 February 2015, 12:49 PM ET
Before condemning Brian Williams as a narcissistic liar, let’s take a closer look at what memory research has to say about false memories and memories of traumatic experiences.
14 February 2015, 11:39 AM ET
This week brought us sensational images of strange animal hearts, a cosmicly provided smiley and even the answer to an age-old question — how many licks does it take?
13 February 2015, 09:50 AM ET
Characters matter, as they can spur us to action — at times, to help ourselves.
12 February 2015, 06:30 PM ET
From having a screen name that starts with a letter in the first half of the alphabet to not sending indiscriminate messages, here are some strategies to win at online dating.
12 February 2015, 03:03 PM ET
If you overnight on an ice sheet, consider getting one of these.
12 February 2015, 01:50 PM ET
New nanotech is behind the latest hunt to find and track the millions of microbes in the microbiome.
12 February 2015, 11:18 AM ET
For teens, curiosity about films like "Fifty Shades of Grey," if realized, can lead to harmful consequences.
12 February 2015, 07:03 AM ET
During his 2014 Oscar acceptance speech for best actor, Matthew McConaughey recalled that a woman asked him, "Who's your hero?" He replied, "You know who it is? It's me in 10 years." His answer offers insight into how the powerful find inspiration.
11 February 2015, 07:14 AM ET
From the idealistic prose of Cervantes' "Don Quixote" to the crisis-ridden pages of daily newspapers, most human language tends to take a happy view on life, a new study suggests.
10 February 2015, 07:52 PM ET
The culture of Mexico varies widely throughout the country, but traditions are highly valued.