Human Nature Archive
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.
09 October 2014, 04:19 AM ET
When disaster strikes, are you prepared? Are your pets?
08 October 2014, 09:01 PM ET
Angkor Wat in Cambodia is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed.
08 October 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Paintings of mini buffalos, warty pigs and human hands inside caves in Indonesia could be among the oldest examples of cave art in the world, a new study finds. The paintings challenge Europe's standing as the birthplace of prehistoric cave art.
07 October 2014, 11:05 PM ET
Despite yielding $300 million in statewide savings, Ohio's green energy standards are now on hold.
05 October 2014, 06:27 PM ET
Continuing a 113-year-old tradition, the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm will award the 2014 Nobel Prizes to — as its founder, Alfred Nobel, put it in his will — the most brilliant minds who bestowed the "greatest benefit on mankind."
04 October 2014, 09:23 PM ET
Sea monkeys, seamounts and sea creatures are only a few of the many cool science stories we found this week. Check them out!
04 October 2014, 03:30 AM ET
The loss of Earth's animals, ring-shaped clouds and Nature's solar tech — these are just a few of this week's coolest images in Science.
03 October 2014, 07:35 AM ET
Internet "trolls" — people who intentionally incite discord in online communities — may have a lot in common with real-life sadists, new research suggests.
03 October 2014, 02:09 AM ET
Although media often hype up the idea of “stranger danger,” children are actually more likely to have a heart attack than they are to be kidnapped by a stranger.
02 October 2014, 01:28 PM ET
"Man Jose" is living up to its nickname. A new analysis from the Pew Researcher Center confirms the odds are good (statistically, at least) for ladies seeking a male partner in San Jose, California.
02 October 2014, 12:35 PM ET
The brains of apes and humans evolved unusually quickly when it came to the cerebellum, a part of the brain involved in control of movement, researchers say. The finding may change what is considered special about the human brain.
02 October 2014, 12:25 AM ET
Share that cab, save the plant.
30 September 2014, 02:02 PM ET
Scientists may have recorded chimpanzees learning skills from each other in the wild for the first time, according to a new study.
28 September 2014, 02:22 AM ET
Mysterious marbles in Utah, cannibalistic octopi on video and the ebola epidemic made the top stories in Science this week. Make sure you check out the rest!
27 September 2014, 12:03 AM ET
India and the United States are poised to push historic climate changes, but will they?
26 September 2014, 01:16 AM ET
If you have trouble picking ice cream amongst 31 flavors, you are not alone — but why are win-win choices so difficult?
25 September 2014, 05:59 PM ET
In 2012, one in five people over age 25 in the United States were not married and never had been married.
25 September 2014, 04:46 PM ET
Feelings of disappointment are caused by a rare type of brain signaling, new research shows. Two neurotransmitters are released by the same neurons, and their ratio is what determines whether you feel a bit discouraged or totally downhearted.
25 September 2014, 08:09 AM ET
In Papua New Guinea, attacks on people accused of practicing witchcraft usually target women, but recently, more men have become victims, a new report suggests.
25 September 2014, 02:05 AM ET
In the early 18th century, people with severe disfigurations had to hide from the public — until surgical pioneers like Thomas Dent Mütter emerged.
24 September 2014, 09:59 PM ET
Native American tribes have signed a new treaty to bring back buffalo herds and the prairies they once roamed, and in the process, restore traditional culture.
24 September 2014, 07:24 AM ET
There were a lot more mothers than fathers throughout much of human history, a new DNA analysis of people around the world shows. The genetic findings offer evidence for polygyny, when one man has many wives, as people migrated out of Africa.
23 September 2014, 05:17 PM ET
What do the light bulb, the polio vaccine and the Internet have in common? They were all considered failures at first, but later became extremely successful.
23 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
There is a balance to strike between doom-ridden messages and “bright-side” opportunities, and uncertainties around the science and the expected effects of climate change must be factored in too. Can risk language help?