Human Nature Archive
27 April 2016, 03:51 PM ET
Tooth marks on the leg bone of a hominin, an ancient human relative, suggest that the poor soul had a gristly end, a new study finds.
26 April 2016, 08:18 PM ET
A new study suggests we are altruistic at heart.
25 April 2016, 11:58 AM ET
Freddie Mercury's impressive vocal abilities are explained, in the first analysis of the singer's technique.
24 April 2016, 09:00 AM ET
Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best.
23 April 2016, 08:45 AM ET
Sometimes a sneeze is a solitary "Achoo!" Other times, sneezes come in twos or threes, leaving those in earshot wondering exactly when to sneak in a "bless you."
23 April 2016, 08:10 AM ET
Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.
22 April 2016, 03:02 PM ET
On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, what better time to revisit the lethal draughts and concoctions that appeared in several of his plays?
21 April 2016, 05:36 PM ET
Social work can change lives, but that requires more than just providing a clean bed and food on the table.
21 April 2016, 11:50 AM ET
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was used to stimulate an area of the brain known to be associated with creativity.
21 April 2016, 09:30 AM ET
If you don't look up for the job, you may not get it.
20 April 2016, 10:20 AM ET
The most expert and ruthless negotiator you can imagine can't hold a candle to the single-minded maneuvers of a child.
18 April 2016, 03:26 PM ET
Money can't buy you love, the old saying goes. But does science say otherwise?
18 April 2016, 03:06 PM ET
The age at which people first have sex is largely influenced by social factors, but genes play a role too.
14 April 2016, 06:14 PM ET
If someone is facing a health emergency or terminal illness, it can be difficult to know the right thing to say. Do you tell them everything will be OK? Change the subject? Share the story of your Aunt Sally, who died of cancer 10 years ago?
14 April 2016, 11:00 AM ET
In ancient cultures, the poor lived on the razor's edge — literally.
14 April 2016, 10:46 AM ET
Scientists have evidence that Neanderthals may have used prehistoric toothpicks to get annoying bits of food out of their teeth.
14 April 2016, 07:52 AM ET
Sorry not sorry? Here's how to fix that.
13 April 2016, 10:17 AM ET
Freak-outs on the road can be considered a mental disorder, or at the very least, may stem from brain abnormalities.
13 April 2016, 08:38 AM ET
Men don't factor in other men's weight when ranking their attractiveness, even though weight is a key piece of their decision when judging women.
12 April 2016, 07:24 PM ET
Sure, a picture's worth a thousand words, but when you use emojis, you may be saying something that you didn't intend.
12 April 2016, 01:13 PM ET
High-profile physicists and philosophers gathered to debate whether we are real or virtual — and what it means either way.
11 April 2016, 04:27 PM ET
The ways that our brains process language and complex mathematical thinking can be quite different, according to a new study.
11 April 2016, 03:00 PM ET
When presented with audio clips of co-laughter between friends and strangers, the Hadza Bushman was all smiles when hearing the "friends" laugh.
11 April 2016, 03:00 PM ET
It's no joke — laughter can actually provide clues about whether people are among friends or strangers, a new study finds.
11 April 2016, 07:22 AM ET
The Catholic Church has rigorous language explaining morality, but today Pope Francis urged people to look inward at their consciences while weighing through moral dilemmas.
08 April 2016, 02:46 PM ET
Since the start of "plastination" in the 1970s, the preserved remains in "Body Worlds" has hosted millions of visitors to its exhibits, including six spin-offs.
07 April 2016, 05:02 PM ET
Even babies will "do business" with the bad guy if the price is right. At least that's what a duo of psychologists has found in a lab study of little ones as young as 12 months.
07 April 2016, 01:17 PM ET
Raising kids can be challenging, but a little game theory can help you master the conflicts.
07 April 2016, 12:33 PM ET
Parenting is hard, but a little game theory may help you gain an edge.
05 April 2016, 11:18 AM ET
Long, lazy summer days are perfect for curling up in the shade or in an air-conditioned retreat indoors with a good book.
05 April 2016, 07:00 AM ET
Touching robots in what humans think of as intimate places arouses emotions in people, but they're not what you think — the resulting feelings are mostly ones of discomfort, researchers say.
02 April 2016, 12:19 AM ET
2016 hasn't been a great year for the selfie
01 April 2016, 03:05 PM ET
Despite the fact that most historical figures are male — such as Jesus and Muhammad — and that most conservative religious institutions rely on male leaders, including priests and Orthodox rabbis, new data shows that women today tend to be men.
01 April 2016, 07:07 AM ET
Pranks mix multiple facets of humor, from surprise to superiority. But, of course, April Fools' hoaxes can have a dark side.
31 March 2016, 02:09 PM ET
People curious about the history, culture and beliefs surrounding the world's major religions can take a whirlwind tour of all of the above in a new TV miniseries called "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman."
31 March 2016, 07:05 AM ET
A survival guide to raising, or at least understanding, teenagers.