Human Nature encompasses peoples' actions, perceptions, and thought processes. Topics include food cravings, mind-reading, and contagious yawning.
Blind People Don't Always Have the Same Facial Expressions as Sighted People
9 Hangover Cures From Around the World
How Imaginary Friends Work
The Language You Speak Affects How You Perceive Time
Stay honest! The more little white lies we tell, the more likely our brains feel O.K. about telling big, fat whoppers, a new study finds.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 27, 2016
The results of a worldwide survey on empathy are in and it's full of surprises.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Oct 24, 2016
What is the connection between women's brains and their bowels?
By Kathryn Whitbourne Oct 11, 2016
Living in racially hostile societies has been connected to the circulatory and cardiac health of both blacks and white.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 5, 2016
Nice girls always smile, according to Western gender norms, but embracing 'Resting Bitch Face' could be good for gender equality.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 26, 2016
The reason why cringe when you hear your weird, terrible, monstrous voice? It all has to do with physics, biology and sonics.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 14, 2016
Want to hide in plain sight? It may be easier than you think.
By Chris Opfer Sep 12, 2016
Yep, that backup plan may be getting in the way of you achieving your dream.
By John Donovan Aug 23, 2016
Urine for a shock when you learn how much pee is in the average public pool. Even Olympic swimmers admit to peeing in the pool -- just like you and me.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Aug 23, 2016
Understanding prehistoric societies explains why most people are happiest in small groups — but some of us break from the norm with cities and solitude alike.
By Jesslyn Shields Jul 27, 2016
Just about every nation and culture has its own special alcoholic beverage — and its own hangover cure. Some may actually work while others may just make you sicker. Which one of these will you try?
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
We blink our eyes so often, yet we usually don’t perceive that the world has gone dark, if only for a microsecond. Why is that?
By Yves Jeffcoat Jul 20, 2016
For difficult questions (Brexit, anyone?), large numbers don’t make for better decisions, says researcher. But why?
By Dave Roos Jul 8, 2016
It's time to cram. Where are you going to study, and what color are those study rooms painted?
By Kate Kershner Jun 21, 2016
Statistics show people have a strange tendency to overestimate the female presence. What are the actual stats behind the "too many women" complaint?
By Julia Layton Jun 16, 2016
A writer test-drives advice on running her life according to her biological body clock with some surprising results.
By Alia Hoyt Jun 13, 2016
The key to a losing weight, winning an argument or anything else depends on knowing if you're a bear, lion, dolphin or wolf, says author of upcoming book.
By Alia Hoyt Jun 8, 2016
Think that shot of you in the changing room mirror should be posted and shared? You might want to think again, depending on whether you care how you're perceived.
By Chris Opfer Jun 6, 2016
Who hasn't wanted to get away from it all? For British designer Thomas Thwaites, that break entailed turning himself into a goat.
By Kate Kershner May 17, 2016
A study looked at women's shoe-buying habits to chart heel height, aspiration and conformity. What heel height rules in your state?
By Kathryn Whitbourne May 13, 2016
An update to a famous study shows that employers may not discriminate as much as before — with one important caveat.
By Kathryn Whitbourne May 9, 2016
Good news from the land of the powerful: Researchers have found that power doesn't always corrupt, especially if you set expectations about behavior beforehand.
By Robert Lamb May 6, 2016
The sport of lawnmower racing is real, and the season has just begun in the U.S. and the U.K. Ready to give it a go?
By Allison Loudermilk May 2, 2016
That's not really the scoop. A new study doesn’t exactly claim that one minute of intense exercise is the same as 45 minutes of moderate exercise. But it's not far off.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Apr 29, 2016
Whither the Good Samaritan? A new study finds the chance of receiving a stranger's aid in a public medical emergency is close to zero — and worse if you're black or poor.
By Jesslyn Shields Apr 21, 2016
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