Human Nature Archive
07 April 2014, 04:55 PM ET
A lack of attention to detail can be a good thing.
07 April 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Despite myths about original Strads and Guarneri violins, expert soloists pick new instruments more often in blind tests. The study suggests that perception may cloud listeners' senses in the debate between old and new.
07 April 2014, 11:52 AM ET
This week we have zebra stripes on the Earth, the most accurate timekeeper and even weird techni-quarks.
07 April 2014, 11:02 AM ET
Combined with vitriol, climate disinformation is leading to threatening campaigns against some scientists.
07 April 2014, 05:21 AM ET
From video interviews to 'behavioral' job interviews, sometimes interviewing for a job can be a challenging experience. Here's how to ace your next unconventional interview.
05 April 2014, 07:14 AM ET
You already know sex sells. But, did you know it sold these things? A list of some unusual and unexpected sexy businesses.
05 April 2014, 03:43 AM ET
Smells of spring, a hungry volcanic island and the Antarctic twilight are just a few of the amazing science images we have for you this week.
04 April 2014, 06:14 PM ET
Wine in California, Coors in Colorado: New maps of Twitter users' alcohol preferences show the geography of beer and wine across the United States.
04 April 2014, 11:44 AM ET
The suspected gunman who opened fire and killed three people at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas earlier this week was being treated for depression and anxiety, and was under evaluation for post-traumatic stress disorder, military officials said.
04 April 2014, 11:21 AM ET
Researchers create maps of beer preferences by geotagging tweets.
04 April 2014, 09:33 AM ET
Yes, kids, Cap'n Crunch is looking at you. The mascots on boxes of cereal advertised to children tend to stare downward to catch the gaze of kids. Why? Eye contact helps increase feelings of trust in a brand, a new study suggests.
04 April 2014, 04:11 AM ET
When it comes to job negotiations, employees are most likely to focus on money over any other perk.
04 April 2014, 01:42 AM ET
Archeologists recently discovered domesticated crops from opposite sides of the continent mingled together in ancient herders campsites found in the rugged grasslands and mountains of central Asia.
03 April 2014, 01:15 PM ET
Traditional fantasy's appeal is a world of comforting black and white. "Game of Thrones" turns those expectations on their head and still manages to be wildly popular, even among people who don't typically love fantasy.
02 April 2014, 03:50 PM ET
Whether it's messy breakup or a traumatic car crash, there are some memories many of us would rather erase from our minds. Although the idea was explored in the 2004 film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," the total erasure of conscious memories is
02 April 2014, 03:23 PM ET
Neuroscientists are on a quest to map the brain of humans and other animals, at different stages of development.
02 April 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A new map of the human brain during its development in the womb provides a detailed blueprint of where different genes are active at this critical stage of in a fetus' life.
02 April 2014, 01:46 PM ET
Don't expect the wealthy to have your best interests in mind, suggests social psychologist Michael Kraus.
02 April 2014, 08:54 AM ET
People know that spending money on experiences will make them happier than buying things. But they still buy stuff, and new research suggests it's because they're focused on the mistaken idea that material goods have more monetary value.
02 April 2014, 02:55 AM ET
Biology is the science of life. Biologists study the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution and distribution of living organisms.
01 April 2014, 11:26 PM ET
It was Victor Borge, the famous Danish comedian, to whom we can attribute the quote: “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”
01 April 2014, 10:57 PM ET
In a typical kitchen or bathroom you often find the hot and cold water taps labelled red and blue.
01 April 2014, 05:04 PM ET
A Japanese biologist scientist who recently reported a fast and easy method for creating embryonic stem cells has been found guilty of scientific misconduct, a committee announced today (April 1), NPR reported.
01 April 2014, 10:19 AM ET
As research into the root cause of suicide continues, doctors caution that there's no need to wait for answers to put suicide prevention strategies in place. Reaching patients in need is key to stopping suicide.
01 April 2014, 07:46 AM ET
Contrary to common stereotypes, gaining popularity actually raises the risk of bullying for most kids, new research finds. This bullying occurs among kids jockeying for social status.
30 March 2014, 07:45 PM ET
Despite being called a “grand challenge” alongside climate change and terrorism, the fact of an ageing society isn’t new; it has been proceeding quietly across all developed countries for 174 years.
30 March 2014, 02:26 AM ET
The average citizen may not feel that they have anything to fear from the rise of apps that promise to identify sex offenders in their area but they are part of a worrying trend.
30 March 2014, 01:12 AM ET
Woolly mammoths with birth defects to west coast mudslides, these are the most interesting stories from Science this week.
29 March 2014, 02:37 AM ET
From stunning lightning to endangered Malaysian snail beauties, here are our favorite Science images this week.
28 March 2014, 04:14 AM ET
Recent criticism should not obscure the tremendous impact of Alcoholics Anonymous and related 12-step programs.
28 March 2014, 02:58 AM ET
Air pollution now causes one in eight deaths, globally.