Human Nature Archive
28 January 2014, 07:01 PM ET
People give both big and small donations anonymously because they are embarrassed to violate the social norms of what's an acceptable donation level, new research suggests.
28 January 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Globally, the number of births per woman is dropping. But the decline in fertility rates may not persist in the long run, new research suggests. It's possible that birth rates could come bouncing back.
28 January 2014, 05:45 PM ET
No scholar interested in promoting knowledge could argue against some kind of educational exchanges between China and the west.
28 January 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Scientists have found a part of the human brain known as the lateral frontal pole prefrontal cortex, that seems to be unique in humans.
28 January 2014, 11:27 AM ET
A new examination of the brain of Patient H.M. — the man who became an iconic case in neuroscience when he developed a peculiar form of amnesia after a brain surgery in 1953 — shows that his surgeon removed less of his brain than previously thought.
28 January 2014, 10:48 AM ET
After H.M.'s death in 2008, Jacopo Annese and his colleagues at the Brain Observatory in San Diego dissected his frozen brain into 2,400 thin slices, to learn about his brain lesions.
27 January 2014, 07:51 PM ET
Studying sex differences seldom gets boring.
27 January 2014, 07:37 PM ET
Maybe we got it all wrong with those helmets and pads.
27 January 2014, 02:26 PM ET
From health to marriage, military service has some surprising impacts on returning veterans.
27 January 2014, 10:27 AM ET
As goes pop culture, so goes reality. People really do have rebound or revenge sex in order to ease the pain of breakups, psychologists find.
26 January 2014, 03:20 PM ET
Love, sweet love, sloth potty breaks and star-shaped cataracts are just a few of the cool Science stories we found this week.
26 January 2014, 07:27 AM ET
Many job seekers will take interviews for positions that aren't necessarily their dream job, even if it's just for practice. Here are a few reasons to interview for a job you don't have your heart set on.
26 January 2014, 07:26 AM ET
A list of the 50 most common interview questions for 2014 will give you a head start on your next job interview.
26 January 2014, 07:25 AM ET
Workers who monitored their smartphones for business purposes after 9 p.m. were more tired and less engaged the following day on the job.
25 January 2014, 08:44 AM ET
Star cataracts, a London wind farm and a new sea anemone are just the tip of the iceberg for this week's photos.
24 January 2014, 09:44 PM ET
The close of 2013 saw a drugs bust of cinematic proportions in China.
24 January 2014, 09:01 PM ET
Fractals exist where nature, art and higher math all meet.
24 January 2014, 10:50 AM ET
Men and women in Sweden give a number of reasons for waiting to have children, with lack of a suitable partner and the need to establish themselves ranking high.
23 January 2014, 06:15 PM ET
As Rafael Nadal moves into the Australian Open semi-finals after beating Grigor Dimitrov yesterday afternoon, it’s a good opportunity to think about how he reached his champion status and compare him with another champ, Tiger Woods.
23 January 2014, 12:23 PM ET
A vested interest leads researcher Donna Ginther to look into women in science.
23 January 2014, 12:22 PM ET
Economics researcher Donna Ginther explores why so few women occupy senior research posts.
22 January 2014, 11:20 PM ET
Can forecasters predict the chance of snow on game day this far out from the Super Bowl?
22 January 2014, 06:15 PM ET
Have you ever had your credit card stolen and used? Did the thief try to forge your scrawled signature, miniaturised on that impossibly tiny and slippery white line on the back of your card?
22 January 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Texting while walking can alter people's posture and make them veer off-course, two things that could make them more prone to accidents, new research suggests.
21 January 2014, 02:13 PM ET
For a firefighter, knowing when it’s time to evacuate can be the difference between life and death.
21 January 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Both candy and water taste sweeter when people think about love. But fortunately, jealousy doesn't make things taste more bitter, a finding that shows the limitations of metaphor.
20 January 2014, 06:14 PM ET
If there is a set of rules about coping with cancer, I have never seen it. Perhaps in some circles a commonly accepted method exists. If so, I remain in the dark, despite my own experiences with this disease.
20 January 2014, 08:42 AM ET
Moms-to-be who can't wait to find out if they're carrying a boy or a girl may be tempted to use 'Skull Theory,' but this method of looking at the shape of the baby's skull on ultrasound doesn't have any science behind it.
20 January 2014, 06:54 AM ET
Money isn't the only thing that makes bosses like their jobs. Work-life balance and family happiness are better for bosses, too.
20 January 2014, 06:53 AM ET
There's a tipping point when it comes to how many jobs on your resume is a turnoff for employers.
20 January 2014, 06:52 AM ET
Today's high school and college students have higher career aspirations than ever. Here's what young workers want out of their careers, and why employers should be paying attention.
19 January 2014, 03:23 PM ET
Spiders twerking for survival, gravity-defying secret found and an epic undersea battle are just a few of the cool stories we found in Science this week.