Human Nature

Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week
Ice-Mapping Laser Pulses
April 18th, 2015
Curious whales and zombie worms, amazing spiders and endangered frogs represent just a few of our favorite images this week.
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Will Mobile Labs Finally Halt Killer Frog Fungus? (Op-Ed)
Marbled four-eyed frog, mobile labs, fungus
April 14th, 2015
With a mobile lab and portable freezer in tow, every time Tracie Seimon boards a plane, she brings hope that the tide is turning against the global scourge that's killing amphibians.
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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week
Faults in Xinjiang
April 11th, 2015
Ancient evidence of dinosaur throw downs, cavernous sinkholes at the Dead sea and goldfish overtaking a lake are just a sample of our favorite images in Science this week.
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Making Sense of Scents: Why Odors Spark Memory (Podcast)
April 17th, 2015
What makes scent such a powerful tool to "transport" you back in time?
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Why Humans Have Chins
Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939).
April 14th, 2015
The Wicked Witch of the West can thank facial evolution for her iconic, pointy chin, new research suggests. And so can everyone else. Turns out, human "domestication" may explain the prominent feature.
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Why Gay Conversion Therapy Is Harmful
psychiatrist and patient on couch
April 10th, 2015
President Obama has thrown his support behind a proposed bill that would ban so-called gay conversion therapy. But why is this treatment considered harmful?
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'Silkpunk': Redefining Technology for 'The Grace of Kings' (Essay)
silkpunk, The Grace of Kings book cover
April 7th, 2015
Silkpunk brings ox sinew and silk to a world of imagined technologies.
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Where's the Proof in Science? There Is None
Looking for proof, science
April 17th, 2015
In fact, science has little to do with “proving” anything.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
Fairy Circle in Namibia
April 12th, 2015
We search high and low for interesting stories in Science and this week we found dozens of tombs holding mummies in Peru, ghostly face hiding in an ancient manuscript and even the key to longevity, as advised by the world's oldest person. Check these out!
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Happiest U.S. Cities of 2014: The List
April 8th, 2015
A Gallup-Healthways poll surveyed people from the most populous communities in every U.S. state and the District of Columbia about their well-being.
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