Human Nature Archive
31 October 2014, 11:03 AM ET
Halloween is upon us tonight and it’s all just a bit of harmless fun, right? Or is there truly a dark side to Halloween?
31 October 2014, 09:02 AM ET
A different approach by a team of National Institutes of Health-funded developmental biologists and physicists at Rockefeller University indicates that a critical element of normal embryonic development is geometrical.
30 October 2014, 02:58 PM ET
Some researchers seize on Oct. 31 as an opportunity for serious study. From an analysis of racist costumes to an assessment of the hazards of egg throwing, here are a few strange chapters from the annals of Halloween science.
30 October 2014, 12:00 PM ET
The Ocean Atlas underwater sculpture, an 18-foot (5.4 meters), 60-ton statue was recently deployed off the coast of Nassau in the Bahamas
29 October 2014, 05:51 PM ET
Despite making headlines, Pope Francis's statements in support of evolution and the Big Bang are really nothing new, Catholic theologians and scientists say.
29 October 2014, 01:50 AM ET
Taste, touch, sight, hearing and smell don’t even begin to cover the ways we sense the world.
28 October 2014, 06:54 AM ET
Some "healthy" alternatives to Halloween candy are likely to meet disapproval from kids. Here are some suggestions for kid-friendly ways to avoid contributing to childhood obesity.
26 October 2014, 06:05 PM ET
We must confront and take collective responsibility for child protection by acknowledging that it happens every day and that we have to talk about it.
26 October 2014, 09:46 AM ET
Tractor beams, ebola and King Tut's health — the coolest Science this week!
25 October 2014, 05:53 PM ET
There are two major issues with these anonymous apps: the false sense of anonymity security they provide, and their potential as platforms for bullying.
25 October 2014, 11:08 AM ET
Sci-fi loves to mess with memory, but memory misleads in real life, too.
25 October 2014, 10:43 AM ET
Lions, whales and spiders, oh my! This week we found some awesome photos for you to check out.
25 October 2014, 02:05 AM ET
While the association between violence against women and elite athletes is not uncommon, it is not sports per se that are the problem.
24 October 2014, 01:56 PM ET
An annual report by Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn takes liberties with the truth when criticizing federally funded research, scientists say. The senator misrepresents and oversimplifies these studies in his annual 'Wastebook.'
23 October 2014, 09:47 AM ET
Ezekiel Emanuel, a bioethicist who wrote a controversial article on aging in The Atlantic last month, explains why he doesn't want to fight death after age 75.
23 October 2014, 12:51 AM ET
Most of what we taste we actually smell.
22 October 2014, 08:34 PM ET
Vampire fans have a rich vein of lore to draw from.
22 October 2014, 07:41 AM ET
Ancient humans found with red hair weren't necessarily redheads in life, but may have acquired their carrot top after death, a new study finds.
21 October 2014, 07:33 PM ET
Ghost hunters like to believe that ghosts exist, but science and logic are ghost busters.
19 October 2014, 02:34 AM ET
Explaining bizarre lake sounds, discovering new particles and exploring an ancient sundial — just a few of the coolest stories in Science this week.
18 October 2014, 03:20 AM ET
From microscopic creatures to comets in outer space, we have the best photos in Science. Check them out.
17 October 2014, 10:37 PM ET
Crimes against animals are serious, and now the U.S. government is recognizing them as such.
17 October 2014, 12:00 PM ET
The entrants in the 2014 Nikon Small World photography contest offer an intimate look at tiny realms rarely seen outside of a lab
15 October 2014, 07:16 AM ET
Pairing up might seem to be a good protection against sexually transmitted diseases, but STDs seem less likely to promote monogamy than promiscuity in most evolutionary scenarios, new research suggests.
13 October 2014, 05:32 PM ET
Bringing a new perspective to the "mysteries of the unknown."
12 October 2014, 01:53 AM ET
From aliens and religion to a wonky exotic particle, here are the coolest stories in Science this week.
11 October 2014, 03:59 PM ET
Amazing science images every day.
11 October 2014, 12:30 PM ET
Prehistoric cave paintings, 2014's most powerful storm and creepy creatures are just a few of this weeks awesome Science photos.
10 October 2014, 11:08 PM ET
Have you ever ordered too many items online – say, buying 20 courgettes when you meant two? Then you might feel a little sorry for the anonymous broker in Japan who lost US$617 billion to a trading typo error.
10 October 2014, 11:33 AM ET
Can people think straight after getting tased with 50,000 volts? That burst of electricity can impair a person's ability to remember and process information for about an hour after the jolt, new research suggests.
10 October 2014, 06:47 AM ET
A new computer program can recognize people's emotions based on how they type, paving the way for computers that could one day be smarter than humans — a concept called "the singularity."
09 October 2014, 07:21 AM ET
The discovery of extraterrestrial beings — be they slimy microbes or little green men — would dramatically change the way we humans view our place in the universe. But would it shatter religion? Well, that depends on what you believe.