Human Nature Archive
10 June 2014, 09:51 AM ET
A new hypothesis suggests that the bones of male human faces evolved to minimize injury caused by punches.
10 June 2014, 08:20 AM ET
Instead of prompting a national celebration, the recovery of POW Bowe Bergdahl sparked controversy. Live Science looks at some questions the case has raised: What is desertion? How common is it? What will happen to Bergdahl?
09 June 2014, 01:15 PM ET
Matthew Zefferman applies his enthusiasm for solving puzzles to investigating how human culture influences modern society.
09 June 2014, 12:31 PM ET
Immersed in the world of Balinese water temples and cooperative farms, Anthropologist J. Stephen Lansing’s NSF funded research helped win UNESCO World Heritage Site status for Bali’s subaks.
08 June 2014, 05:05 PM ET
Just as humans lament not pursuing a lover or bemoan having eaten that extra slice of chocolate cake, rats may experience feelings of regret, too, new research suggests.
08 June 2014, 02:46 AM ET
Our multiverse, hurricane names and gender bias and a beached whale hidden in a painting — just a few of our favorite stories in Science this week.
08 June 2014, 12:58 AM ET
In fact, those drafting their application to be forgotten by the world’s biggest search engine should hold off too. This issue is far from resolved.
07 June 2014, 05:50 PM ET
New Zealand's winter storm, 3d printed blood vessels and California's tule fog are just a few of our favorite images in Science this week.
07 June 2014, 06:36 AM ET
The 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series began in Cuba on May 10, 2014. The five-month international competition includes stops in Texas, Ireland, Norway, Portugal and Spain, before ending with a final showdown in Brazil.
07 June 2014, 01:47 AM ET
Is a hurricane's name really the best way to predict its danger?
07 June 2014, 01:16 AM ET
Is "fight or flight" the right response for a warming climate?
06 June 2014, 05:48 PM ET
Ryan and Trevor Oakes have an unusual talent. The twin brothers have developed a method of creating lifelike, perceptual drawings on a curved canvass.
06 June 2014, 04:53 PM ET
Twins Ryan and Trevor Oakes have developed a drawing technique that captures perspective images on the inside of a sphere.
06 June 2014, 02:52 PM ET
It's a classic diving competition taken to extreme limits: The 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series — an event that sees world-class divers plunge from jaw-dropping heights — will be making a stop in Texas this weekend.
05 June 2014, 05:12 PM ET
Are extraterrestrials really a greater concern than a collapsing climate?
05 June 2014, 11:46 AM ET
About four in 10 Americans believe that humans were created by God in their present form, with slightly more than half believing in evolution.
05 June 2014, 10:32 AM ET
04 June 2014, 01:09 PM ET
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04 June 2014, 02:03 AM ET
The claim that homosexual men share a “gay gene” created a furore in the 1990s. But new research two decades on supports this claim – and adds another candidate gene.
04 June 2014, 01:17 AM ET
Instead of using social media to tear people down, use it to lift people up.
03 June 2014, 02:18 PM ET
Alexander Shulgin, who synthesized and documented the effects of hundreds of psychoactive substances, has passed away at age 88.
03 June 2014, 11:18 AM ET
Alan Alda's play brings Einstein's love life to the stage: It was messy, complicated, and sometimes ethically questionable.
02 June 2014, 03:00 PM ET
A controversial new study suggests gender bias can shape how people respond to hurricane names.
02 June 2014, 10:18 AM ET
The gene that's partly responsible for the fair-hair of Northern Europeans has been identified, and it subtly turns up or down the level of pigmentation in the hair follicle.
02 June 2014, 08:36 AM ET
As part of his annual Flame Challenge, actor-turned-science advocate Alan Alda invited scientists to come up with accurate, vivid answers to the deceptively simple question: What is color? On Sunday, Alda announced the winners.
02 June 2014, 07:38 AM ET
Scary stuff scares us more if it comes from the left than if it comes from the right, a new series of experiments finds. Whether it's evacuating for fear of hazardous radiation or avoiding dog poop, people are more cautious when danger is on the left.
01 June 2014, 01:37 AM ET
The full moon affecting fish, a caveman campsite and a fish lizard graveyard are among our most interesting stories in Science this week.
01 June 2014, 01:17 AM ET
Even in a world of digital devices, braille continues to be a vital part of life for blind people. For nearly 200 years, this versatile writing system has allowed them to learn, work and live in a more independent way.
31 May 2014, 11:28 AM ET
From grace jellyfish mating to a spectacular view of the Milky Way, these are our favorite photos in Science this week.
31 May 2014, 04:01 AM ET
Lying is ubiquitous. According to this study humans tell about two lies per day.
30 May 2014, 04:27 PM ET
Frequent viewers of pornography tend to have smaller brain volumes in certain regions associated with reward and motivation, a new study found.