Human Nature Archive
26 November 2014, 11:37 AM ET
Mob psychology feeds a need to belong — and police efforts can backfire.
26 November 2014, 12:07 AM ET
‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured.
25 November 2014, 01:03 AM ET
Body parts from enormous manta rays are getting hard to sell on the black market, thanks to raids against poachers.
24 November 2014, 11:57 PM ET
During World War I, severe post-traumatic reactions reached an epidemic scale that surpassed anything known from previous armed conflicts.
23 November 2014, 03:36 PM ET
Improving surgery with 3D printed hearts, discovering glow worms in Peru and naming the 2014 word of the year — just a few of the coolest stories in Science this week.
22 November 2014, 01:32 AM ET
International airports are a busy place to be. Nearly 200,000 passengers pass through London Heathrow Airport every day. The internal security of the country depends on effective airport checks.
21 November 2014, 03:21 AM ET
Modern life can feel defined by low-level anxiety swirling through society.
20 November 2014, 07:28 AM ET
Many Americans support legal rights for gay and lesbian couples but still don't think those couples should be kissing in public, a new study suggests.
19 November 2014, 10:03 PM ET
People will perceive your ethics as a reflection of your company's, even if you follow a moral path.
19 November 2014, 02:00 PM ET
World-famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking took to Facebook yesterday (Nov. 18) to share his views about a new film based on his life.
18 November 2014, 07:17 AM ET
Whether it's a smell that reminds you of your mother's holiday apple pie, or the taste of an oyster that evokes the sights and sounds of the ocean, chef Bryan Voltaggio's cooking aims to transport people to a much-loved place or evoke a fond memory.
17 November 2014, 03:02 PM ET
Changes in hormonal contraceptive use during a marriage could affect a woman's satisfaction, according to a new study that followed married couples for months to years.
17 November 2014, 11:52 AM ET
Where does humor come from in the brain? To find out, team of researchers scanned the brains of professional comedians to identify the brain activity involved in telling jokes.
17 November 2014, 06:56 AM ET
From the stroke of a mother's hand to the embrace of a lover, sensations of gentle touch activate a specialized set of nerves in humans.
16 November 2014, 02:04 AM ET
Electrically activated muscles, Hawaiian lava blaze and the polar vortex — just a few of this weeks amazing stories in Science.
15 November 2014, 04:47 AM ET
From Greenland's dark ice sheets to Stone age human footprints, these are THE most interesting photos in Science this week.
15 November 2014, 02:01 AM ET
Mermaids — legendary half-human, half marine creatures — have fascinated people for centuries and inspired many "sightings."
13 November 2014, 08:21 AM ET
Here are some facts about cells — the basic unit of life.
12 November 2014, 08:44 AM ET
Chimpanzee culture is not nearly as developed as human culture, and a new study suggests that the reason is not cognitive capability, but motivation to learn.
12 November 2014, 07:07 AM ET
People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.
10 November 2014, 04:58 PM ET
The skeletons of two infants were found at the Upward Sun River site in central Alaska. They were found beneath the remains of a 3-year-old child that was cremated.
09 November 2014, 01:44 AM ET
Fanged deer, big snakes and el nino chances falling; these are just a few of the coolest stories in science this week.
08 November 2014, 10:08 AM ET
An orphaned daughter, a fighter jet landing and a fanged deer are just a few of our favorite pics in Science this week.
06 November 2014, 11:44 PM ET
Hyundai-Kia is 2014's "greenest automaker" — so why are they paying a $100 million fine to the U.S. government?
06 November 2014, 04:56 PM ET
A new method of screening airplane passengers for signs they may be dangerous is 20 times more successful at catching deceptive passengers than the screening method traditionally used in the U.S. and other countries, a new study suggests.
06 November 2014, 04:52 PM ET
There is a surprising genetic unity between the earliest known Europeans and contemporary Europeans, ancient DNA reveals. This finding suggests that a complex network of sexual exchange may have existed across Europe over the past 50,000 years.
06 November 2014, 12:02 PM ET
A childhood love of drawing leads Sandy Kawano into a branch of biology studying in animal body shapes
04 November 2014, 01:49 PM ET
Childhood beliefs about the soul and afterlife stick with people as they age, shaping their views in adulthood, even if they say otherwise, a new study finds.
04 November 2014, 12:48 PM ET
The Ricketts Apple-1 computer, the only version of the hand-built personal computer personally sold by Steve Jobs to a customer, is going up for auction at Christie's in New York City.
03 November 2014, 09:24 AM ET
If there was a "cure" for sleep, how would you spend that extra time?
03 November 2014, 07:15 AM ET
Experts say sleep plays a fundamental role in how we structure our lives, and taking it away would have a large sociological impact.
02 November 2014, 02:07 AM ET
Magic mushrooms, Amelia Earhart's plane, zombies and more cool Science stories; these are a must-see!