Human Nature Archive
23 December 2014, 11:07 PM ET
This Christmas, why no one is eating Canada goose.
23 December 2014, 07:42 AM ET
The relatively lightly built skeletons of modern humans developed late in evolutionary history, and may have been the result of a shift away from a nomadic lifestyle to a more settled one, according to a new study.
21 December 2014, 04:21 PM ET
The shift towards late motherhood – commonly defined as motherhood after 35 – is often presented as a story of progress and technological liberation from the biological clock.
21 December 2014, 01:27 AM ET
A million mummies in one cemetery and the chemistry of Christmas cookies, just a few of the cool stories we've found in Science this week.
20 December 2014, 12:01 PM ET
Ice melt in Greenland, disappearing reindeer and boulder-moving storms are just a few of the cool images this week.
20 December 2014, 02:29 AM ET
As the country reels from the Sydney siege and its unhappy end, many will be wondering what can be done for the hostages stuck for hours with the gunman in the Lindt café.
20 December 2014, 01:16 AM ET
The common thread in this public expression of grief is the untimely, unexpected deaths of people who are often in the prime of their lives; both the famous and the unknown.
19 December 2014, 12:40 AM ET
Molly is one of the most popular party drugs in the US. But what a lot of people may not know is that molly is actually a form of ecstasy (MDMA), and this misunderstanding can put young people at risk.
18 December 2014, 11:38 PM ET
Women are leading a new push to break down the obstacles they face in the science community.
18 December 2014, 11:05 AM ET
Four groups stood out as the worst for science in 2014.
18 December 2014, 03:27 AM ET
Childhood shyness raises the risk of anxiety disorders later on, but only for kids who lack a secure attachment to their caregivers, a new study finds. Here's a look at how to foster a secure attachment.
18 December 2014, 02:14 AM ET
There are many complex reasons why people decide not to accept the science of climate change. The doubters range from the conspiracy theorist to the skeptical scientist, or from the paid lobbyist to the raving lunatic.
17 December 2014, 11:01 AM ET
Art, literature and film can also remind us that ethics is subtle, ambiguous and uncertain.
17 December 2014, 10:16 AM ET
If you want to get people to save energy, show them their neighbors are saving even more.
16 December 2014, 06:54 PM ET
Children's cartoons, often seen as innocent films about royalty and furry animals, are "rife with on-screen death and murder," a new study finds.
16 December 2014, 09:23 AM ET
A futuristic virtual-reality exercise could bring new meaning to the saying "don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes."
16 December 2014, 12:56 AM ET
The United Nations Lima climate talks finally delivered an agreement on Sunday that should see all countries pledge to cut their emissions after 2020, but the deal still leaves uncertainty.
14 December 2014, 04:10 PM ET
Quantum teleportation successes, the weight of plastics in the ocean and a weight control substance are a few of our cool stories in Science this week.
13 December 2014, 03:50 PM ET
The connection between dinosaurs and birds, strange new balloon-like fossils and an orphaned otter pup are just a few of the awesome photos in Science this week.
13 December 2014, 12:48 AM ET
In Charlotte, N.C., artists are providing the vision to solve some tough community problems.
12 December 2014, 11:30 PM ET
Desires and choices affect what the brain does.
11 December 2014, 06:30 PM ET
In a tongue-in-cheek research article, researchers examine the gender make-up of the receivers of a Darwin Award over 20 years.
10 December 2014, 09:49 PM ET
Legends about flying serpents are worldwide, but are dragon tales based in fact?
10 December 2014, 10:20 AM ET
The brain has been called the most complex structure in the universe, but it may also be the most beautiful. One artist's work captures both the aesthetics and sophistication of this most enigmatic organ.
10 December 2014, 07:13 AM ET
People in the early cultures of Mesoamerica used a wider array of hallucinogenic drugs than previously thought, according to a new report.
09 December 2014, 12:40 AM ET
Fairly and efficiently distributing food is a large and complicated problem and a team of engineers set out to make it work better.
07 December 2014, 03:19 PM ET
The start of alcohol consumption, the missing y chromosome and even the auction of a corpse plate are just a few of this weeks cool science stories.
06 December 2014, 12:43 PM ET
Amazing clouds over Amsterdam Island, ancient shell tools and the return of a great water, just a few of the awesome images in science this week.
05 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Exclusive to, UCS announces this year's "Got Science" Champions.
04 December 2014, 11:13 PM ET
Science has always been competitive. There are more ideas for new research projects than there is money to fund them – and there are more people wanting to pursue careers in research than there are jobs for them to fill.
02 December 2014, 01:22 PM ET
A preliminary, Internet-based survey suggests that Sophia will keep her ruling role as top baby girl's name of 2014, while Jackson is likely to gain popularity among baby boys.
02 December 2014, 10:16 AM ET
Attention, scientists: 11-year-olds everywhere would like to know, "What is sleep?"