Human Nature Archive
19 January 2015, 12:30 AM ET
Sleep paralysis, the dangers of artificial intelligence and drinking water from poop — here are some of the most intriguing stories in Science!
17 January 2015, 11:43 PM ET
Turtles and the magnetic field, fossils galore and even an ancient shipwreck — just a few of the cool photos in Science this week.
16 January 2015, 07:07 AM ET
Our human ancestors began tasting food differently sometime after the human family tree branched off from the ancestors of chimpanzees, researchers say.
15 January 2015, 10:23 PM ET
Nearly every region of the world has influenced the customs and traditions of the United States.
15 January 2015, 03:39 PM ET
Stereotypes hold that women can't be geniuses, and this might explain why women are underrepresented in certain academic fields, in which people believe natural talent is the most important factor for success.
15 January 2015, 12:00 PM ET
The stress of being around a stranger can dampen people's ability to feel their pain, new research shows.
14 January 2015, 11:48 PM ET
Is there a future for nanoscience and nanoscale technology?
14 January 2015, 11:33 PM ET
The writing is on the wall that more and more states are going to legalize cannabis in various ways and that access will become easier and easier.
14 January 2015, 03:14 PM ET
Many people wake up in the middle of the night, unable to move a muscle, while feeling as though a frightening shadow is floating near their bed. Two neuroscientists propose an idea to explain the eerie experience.
13 January 2015, 02:09 PM ET
Zombie bill resurrected to push science aside in U.S. policy.
12 January 2015, 05:17 PM ET
When it comes to truly knowing someone's personality, a computer may do a better job than his or her friends and family members, a new study suggests.
11 January 2015, 12:35 AM ET
Science brought us a rare dolphin sighting, ebola vaccines and how to prep for flu season.
10 January 2015, 12:52 PM ET
Most people would feel they can count on one day comprising the same number of hours, minutes and seconds as the next. But this isn’t always the case.
10 January 2015, 01:15 AM ET
This week we uncovered articles about the tomb of an unknown Egyptian queen, a new implant that may help with paralyzation and even a panda cub's first snow day. Check these out.
09 January 2015, 02:21 PM ET
Recently single people showed improvement in their wellbeing after participating in a study that forced them to reflect on their breakup.
09 January 2015, 01:02 PM ET
Sometimes, an origami animal is difficult to distinguish from the real thing.
09 January 2015, 07:18 AM ET
From how people deal with their deepest, darkest thoughts to the experience of living in a world without fear, a new podcast explores the hidden forces that shape human behavior.
07 January 2015, 12:58 AM ET
The art of origami has been going through a renaissance over the past 30 years, with new designs being created at ever-increasing levels of complexity.
07 January 2015, 12:44 AM ET
If e-signatures are to be loved, they really need to get over their trust issues.
06 January 2015, 01:10 PM ET
Poetry may be more than a distraction for those suffering from terminal illnesses and pain.
04 January 2015, 01:26 AM ET
What the Large Hadron Collider will do in 2015, where green technology will go in 2015 and the expanding endangered species list are just a few of the cool science articles we brought you this week.
03 January 2015, 06:43 AM ET
Stunning images of our world — past and present — captured our attention, and we present them for your pleasure.
31 December 2014, 09:08 AM ET
It's that time of year — as 2014 draws to a close, people around the country are making lists of their New Year's resolutions. Many of the lists include things like "quit smoking" and "exercise more," but other lists have more ambitious goals.
28 December 2014, 12:30 AM ET
We searched high and low and found these amazing stories — from meltwaters in Greenland to the connection between fish fins and human hands.
27 December 2014, 05:44 PM ET
Hacks like the Sony hack open companies to a nightmare of liabilities.
27 December 2014, 12:42 PM ET
A beautiful glass bracelet, navy helicopter drones and the best sic-fi movies of 2014 are just a few of our picks for the best pictures in Science this week.
27 December 2014, 09:23 AM ET
Here is our annual listing of some of the more egregious retractions and questionable scientific papers of 2014.
24 December 2014, 12:23 PM ET
This year was a mixed one for the U.S. food supply.
24 December 2014, 12:42 AM ET
The IATA received more than 8,000 complaints of unruly passengers in 2013. Is it any wonder air rage is on the upswing?
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.