Human Nature encompasses peoples' actions, perceptions, and thought processes. Topics include food cravings, mind-reading, and contagious yawning.
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Most animals don't feel shame, but humans do. Why would we evolve something that causes us pain, stress and discomfort?
By Jesslyn Shields Mar 25, 2016
Researchers found that many white adoptive parents thought African-American children were "too different" for them though they'd consider children of other races.
By Nichole Bazemore Mar 22, 2016
We sat down with magician Brian Brushwood to learn how con artists and hackers can fool their targets with something as simple as a conversation.
By Jonathan Strickland Mar 16, 2016
Or hey, maybe you'd love to see your favorite football team win the Super Bowl for 13 consecutive years? Yep, those are the crazy odds we're talking about.
By John Donovan Mar 15, 2016
Yep, there's a whole world of collectors who are eager for unusual (and unused) air sickness bags.
By Kate Kershner Mar 4, 2016
Time to start taking "OMG OMG my heart's literally gonna explode" seriously. A new study shows "broken heart syndrome" has a happy – but still tragic – flip side.
By Christopher Hassiotis Mar 2, 2016
And not just any artist, but post-impressionist superstar Vincent Van Gogh. All for just $10.
By Allison Loudermilk Feb 10, 2016
With 20 percent of U.S. women born after 1970 not having children, the question of who will provide elder care is becoming more urgent.
By Dave Roos Feb 10, 2016
Reaching for another cookie? What goes into the cabinets has more of an impact on what goes into your mouth than you might suspect.
By Christopher Hassiotis Feb 4, 2016
The Martian day lasts longer than ours, which means that people whose circadian rhythms are out of sync with our planet may do better colonizing our red neighbor.
By Patrick J. Kiger Feb 3, 2016
Even so, those numbers aren't quite as high as you might think.
By Julia Layton Jan 19, 2016
And you probably don't even realize you're doing it.
By John Donovan Jan 11, 2016
There's a magic number that gets casual players (maybe you) really interested.
By Dave Roos Jan 8, 2016
And the U.S. isn't the only country where this gender gap is closing.
By Julia Layton Jan 5, 2016
Researchers discover five different types of procrastinators, including "well-adjusted."
By Alia Hoyt Dec 16, 2015
If you've ever met someone who obsessively kept track of every perceived wrong committed against them, then you've met one. The problem is when they turn violent.
By Julia Layton Dec 16, 2015
If the personality of an ambivert seems familiar, it's probably because you are one — or know someone who is one. But if we're all ambiverts, is the term meaningless?
By Laurie L. Dove Dec 16, 2015
The threat of betrayal looms in all relationships. Wouldn't it be nice to know when it's coming?
By John Donovan Nov 23, 2015
Audio description is kind of like that friend who whispers key plot points to you during the movie when you miss them. It's pretty handy for blind film buffs.
By Julia Layton Oct 29, 2015
Those vivid memories you have of traumatic moments? Fear may have made them less accurate than you think.
By Maria Trimarchi Oct 26, 2015
Science should be clean, simple, and just the facts, right? Unfortunately these traits of imperfect humans make perfect science tough to accomplish.
By Patrick J. Kiger Oct 22, 2015
A study showed that self-professed experts claimed knowledge of concepts in their field that don't really exist.
By Dave Roos Oct 20, 2015
But how they go about it may provide a lesson to sighted folks.
By Julia Layton Oct 9, 2015
Sure, a scream grabs your attention, but do you know why? It has to do with "roughness," a particular quality you can hear in some sounds that fluctuate rapidly.
By Julia Layton Oct 5, 2015
Forget about shifty eyes — your nose heats up when you're not telling the truth.
By Alia Hoyt Sep 15, 2015
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