Human Nature Archive
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.
19 January 2014, 07:09 AM ET
More employees plan to look for new jobs this year than since the recession started. What's driving them?
19 January 2014, 07:08 AM ET
The drive among students to become entrepreneurs when they grow up decreases as they get older, new research shows.
19 January 2014, 07:07 AM ET
Companies looking to hire new CEO's or any manager could use a new computer test to determine if the prospective boss is a little too self absorbed.
18 January 2014, 06:20 PM ET
The Southern Alps, space junk and the Tarantula Nebula — just a few of our favorite images for this week.
17 January 2014, 06:39 PM ET
Is it ever right to kill for conservation?
17 January 2014, 03:16 PM ET
Recent research may help explain why even Supreme Court justices aren't good at judging distances. Our sensory systems are flexible and are easily tricked, the study finds.
17 January 2014, 12:00 PM ET
The human brain can achieve the remarkable feat of processing an image seen for as little as 13 milliseconds, scientists have found. This lightning speed obliterates the previous record speed of 100 milliseconds reported by previous studies.The human brai
16 January 2014, 06:02 PM ET
Data from a landmark health and sexuality survey from the 1990s may have been skewed by teens who thought it would be funny to claim they were gay, new research suggests.
16 January 2014, 05:57 PM ET
Parents sometimes think their babies cry just to get attention, and a new study from Japan backs up this notion: babies can "fake cry", the study says.
16 January 2014, 04:36 PM ET
Attorneys for convicted murderer Dennis McGuire and medical experts argued that the use of the drugs represented an unconstitutional, "cruel and unusual" execution because of the possibility that McGuire would be conscious and in pain as he died.
16 January 2014, 01:12 PM ET
How carefully have you crafted the language on your Kickstarter page? New research suggests that using the wrong phrases could kill your campaign — and the right ones just might get you funded.
16 January 2014, 01:11 PM ET
The perception that people can sense things they haven't actually seen comes from a normal quirk of human's visual processing, not supernatural ability, new research suggests.
16 January 2014, 11:01 AM ET
Gaining the title as the world’s largest vinyl record, a supersized LP of the Eagles’ multi-platinum hit, Hotel California, spins on top of the redesigned venue, the Forum.
14 January 2014, 06:54 PM ET
Here are some fun ways to demonstrate principles of fluid dynamics.
14 January 2014, 02:55 PM ET
As numerous recent articles have warned, the population of science PhDs is steadily growing, while the number of available faculty jobs increases at a pace only a snail could envy.
14 January 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Job seekers may have the best luck in landing a new position in the Lone Star State, new research shows.
14 January 2014, 07:57 AM ET
Even a 45-minute visit to a rough neighborhood can make people feel less trust and more paranoia, revealing the power of environment for mental health.
13 January 2014, 03:01 PM ET
Teenagers often do things if the payoff is great, and the reason may come down to how their brains respond to rewards, a new study suggests.