Human Nature Archive
15 April 2014, 07:01 PM ET
The popularity of weird beards and mustaches among young men living in Brooklyn, N.Y., may be more than just a hipster fad. According to a new study, women and men find facial hair most attractive when it is rare.
15 April 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Apparently, once you've eaten human flesh, you develop a real taste for it. Two brothers in Pakistan were arrested in 2011 for digging up about 150 graves and stealing away with the bodies, which they later consumed.
15 April 2014, 04:03 PM ET
The perfect steak needs to be exposed to enough heat to denature its proteins without drying it out. Complex chemical reactions create the perfect browning on the outside.
15 April 2014, 11:38 AM ET
Discontented workers names lots of reasons for their unhappiness.
14 April 2014, 02:15 PM ET
Can your partner tell if you are sexually satisfied even if you don't talk about it?
14 April 2014, 11:05 AM ET
As tax day is fast approaching in the United States, Americans have widely varying views on whether they think they are giving too much money to their state.
14 April 2014, 10:21 AM ET
Americans' tax gripes vary widely by location, a new Gallup poll found. Here's a list of the U.S. states ranked by how many of their residents think they pay too much in state taxes.
13 April 2014, 06:41 PM ET
Contrary to the popular wisdom that it’s a taboo subject, we love discussing death.
13 April 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Technical skills aren't the only things employers are looking for in new hires.
13 April 2014, 03:20 AM ET
From the world's largest gold crystal to the world's oldest message in a bottle, these are the coolest stories in Science.
12 April 2014, 04:03 AM ET
Photos of the oldest living things, a ghostly beauty in Death Valley and a UFO on Mars — just a few of the most amazing images in Science.
12 April 2014, 01:59 AM ET
Go ahead and contemplate your own mortality. How does it feel? Would you be surprised to learn that it can potentially improve your mental health to think about your death more often?
12 April 2014, 12:48 AM ET
No matter how strong the scientific argument and consensus among scientists there will always be people who reject the evidence. It happens on so many scientific topics, from climate change and vaccination to nuclear power and renewable energy.
11 April 2014, 06:43 AM ET
A rocky interview can dash your chances of landing your dream job. These 7 apps will help you be ready for anything.
10 April 2014, 08:33 PM ET
How does alcohol consumption affect romantic life? Let me count the ways.
10 April 2014, 08:19 PM ET
Warnings when traffic lights will change could make a difference.
10 April 2014, 07:57 PM ET
For years, people have reported sudden showers of animals falling from the sky. What's really going on?
10 April 2014, 08:13 AM ET
If you're going on an interview, these six mistakes could cost you the job. Here's what to do instead.
10 April 2014, 06:16 AM ET
Facebook equips its users with tools that make it easy for people to comment on their friends' looks. Such increased ease of judging others' looks may affect the way women view their bodies.
10 April 2014, 02:32 AM ET
According to one researcher, a job candidate's Facebook page could predict how successful they'll be in the job.
10 April 2014, 12:46 AM ET
China’s biggest search engine has a constitutional right to filter its search results, a US court found last month. But that’s just the start of the story.
09 April 2014, 02:23 AM ET
Where would you put your money?
09 April 2014, 02:04 AM ET
Whether in comedy or at Boeing, Bill Nye has always been a science guy.
09 April 2014, 01:37 AM ET
New book says it's possible to both be a good Christian and gay.
09 April 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Amazing science images every day.
08 April 2014, 05:37 PM ET
Men, motivated by a desire to still feel useful, continue working after retirement age — more so than women do, new research suggests.
08 April 2014, 12:39 PM ET
New research ponders whether people are born equipped with tools that may help them learn and figure out the intricacies of language.
08 April 2014, 02:43 AM ET
Medicine men may have much to teach Western medicine.
08 April 2014, 02:06 AM ET
From insights into the mind are emerging new apps that attempt to turn everyone into a music performer.
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.