Human Nature Archive
04 September 2014, 07:13 AM ET
The change in the American family since 1960 has not been a march toward more single-mom households, but actually a scattering toward diverse family structures, new research finds.
03 September 2014, 07:35 AM ET
Economic growth may spell the end of many of the world's nearly 7,000 spoken languages, say scientists. Languages in the tropics and Himalayan region are likely to be increasingly threatened in the near future.
02 September 2014, 12:32 PM ET
These seven kids prove that grown-ups aren't the only ones who can discover cool stuff.
02 September 2014, 07:23 AM ET
New research suggests that spending more time with electronic devices and less time with face-to-face interaction is making kids worse at recognizing and reading emotions in others.
31 August 2014, 08:51 PM ET
We’re getting more stupid.
31 August 2014, 08:38 PM ET
31 August 2014, 05:37 PM ET
An ancient greek tomb, manipulating memories and a volcanic eruption are just the tip of the Science iceberg.
30 August 2014, 02:18 PM ET
Methane plumes erupting, a walking fish and endangered coral species — just a few of the amazing photos this week in Science.
30 August 2014, 06:32 AM ET
What makes our sun shine has been a mystery for most of human history.
29 August 2014, 08:16 PM ET
There is no science in race.
29 August 2014, 10:06 AM ET
Many people report having happy and healthy lives when they are involved in meaningful relationships. In a new review, two researchers examined how relationships can encourage — or thwart — personal thriving.
29 August 2014, 02:17 AM ET
Despite persistent cultural misconceptions, nearly half of U.S. adults suffer from a mental illness during their lifetime.
28 August 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Life the frigid Arctic is challenging, but humans have populated the region for thousands of years. Now, a new study suggests the first groups of people to live in the Arctic region of the Americas do not have any descendents living today.
26 August 2014, 10:30 PM ET
California's push to green energy seems to be paying off.
26 August 2014, 07:14 PM ET
Moving in unison makes men judge potential threats as less formidable, according to a new study that explains one reason why militaries still train in formation.
26 August 2014, 04:19 PM ET
Imagine an asteroid were hurtling toward Earth, with a 1-in-1,000 chance of hitting the planet. How would humanity respond to the news, and is there anything we could do about it?
26 August 2014, 03:16 PM ET
Collaborative care that increases communication between families and doctors may help teenagers with depression receive quality care for their condition.
26 August 2014, 02:26 AM ET
Mechanical engineers build things such as machines and tools that improve the conditions of life.
25 August 2014, 03:01 PM ET
The skull of an ancient human ancestor fails to show evidence of the type of brain expansion typically seen in modern human infants, according to a new study.
25 August 2014, 08:36 AM ET
Urban survivalists in New York City have a very different plan for surviving emergencies than those in rural areas, with the main goal being to get out of the city rather than creating a stockpile in their homes, research suggests.
25 August 2014, 08:36 AM ET
One of the first steps in preparing for a doomsday scenario is to get a large backpack, or 'bug out pack' and fill it with items that would be useful in a catastrophe, such as food, face masks and goggles.
24 August 2014, 08:47 PM ET
Will employers in the future watch what their staff get up to on social media?
24 August 2014, 03:38 AM ET
From life under the ice to the weirdest worm ever, we searched out the coolest stories in Science this week.
23 August 2014, 06:33 PM ET
Would you trust Wikipedia — one of the most popular websites in the world — any more (or even less) if you knew people were being paid to contribute content to the encyclopedia?
23 August 2014, 06:05 PM ET
The recent furore about the Facebook Messenger app has unearthed an interesting question: how far are we willing to allow our privacy to be pushed for our social connections?
23 August 2014, 06:21 AM ET
Endangered dragonflies, tree-climbing snakes and zombie ants are just the live Science side of our favorite images for this week. Check these out!
21 August 2014, 08:40 PM ET
Engineering is the application of science and math to solve problems. It is a cornerstone of STEM education.
21 August 2014, 12:45 PM ET
Women are perceived as less likable and competent than men when they ask for flexible work arrangements to accommodate childcare responsibilities, a new study suggests.
21 August 2014, 08:09 AM ET
When people break up, social media such as Facebook can often add to their distress, by providing constant reminders of the breakup and temptations to check up on the ex, new research shows.
21 August 2014, 07:55 AM ET
From changing passwords to deleting an ex from a friends list, people can take several steps to have a healthier breakup online, researchers say.
21 August 2014, 01:23 AM ET
For a Texas community already surrounded by oil refineries, there is a personal drive to fight the Keystone XL pipeline.
20 August 2014, 08:11 PM ET
The results of two autopsies of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot by a St. Louis police officer on Aug. 9, can't provide crucial information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.