Human Nature Archive
10 December 2014, 07:13 AM ET
People in the early cultures of Mesoamerica used a wider array of hallucinogenic drugs than previously thought, according to a new report.
09 December 2014, 12:40 AM ET
Fairly and efficiently distributing food is a large and complicated problem and a team of engineers set out to make it work better.
07 December 2014, 03:19 PM ET
The start of alcohol consumption, the missing y chromosome and even the auction of a corpse plate are just a few of this weeks cool science stories.
06 December 2014, 12:43 PM ET
Amazing clouds over Amsterdam Island, ancient shell tools and the return of a great water, just a few of the awesome images in science this week.
05 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Exclusive to, UCS announces this year's "Got Science" Champions.
04 December 2014, 11:13 PM ET
Science has always been competitive. There are more ideas for new research projects than there is money to fund them – and there are more people wanting to pursue careers in research than there are jobs for them to fill.
02 December 2014, 01:22 PM ET
A preliminary, Internet-based survey suggests that Sophia will keep her ruling role as top baby girl's name of 2014, while Jackson is likely to gain popularity among baby boys.
02 December 2014, 10:16 AM ET
Attention, scientists: 11-year-olds everywhere would like to know, "What is sleep?"
01 December 2014, 11:57 PM ET
But psychological scientists who study human perception and memory are not surprised at all.
01 December 2014, 02:55 PM ET
A recently released biopic of Alan Turing ("The Imitation Game") tells the story of the British mathematician and cryptographer who built a machine to crack the German Enigma code during World War II. But Turing is perhaps best known for his pioneering wo
01 December 2014, 06:58 AM ET
If your family was elite in 1170, you're probably still well-off today, according to a new study of English surnames and family status over centuries.
30 November 2014, 12:18 AM ET
Filming rare deep-sea creatures, revealing the secrets of vampire burials and even learning what dogs hear — just a few of the cool science stories this week.
29 November 2014, 12:19 PM ET
An ancient cemetery, rare animals and more are offered for your viewing in this week's edition. Check these out!
27 November 2014, 12:32 AM ET
That fish on your plate may not be what you think — and there's a good chance that shrimp isn't either.
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.