Human Nature

Where You Glance Can Reveal Feelings of Love or Lust
Eye-Tracking Data
July 22nd, 2014
There may be something to the cliché of lovebirds gazing into each other's eyes, new research suggests. A glance at a person's face tends to indicate romantic love, whereas looking at a person's body is associated with feelings of sexual desire.
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Why 'Pinocchio' May Not Teach Kids Honesty
July 22nd, 2014
Researchers found that positive-outcome bedtime stories are better at promoting honesty in children than negative-outcome stories.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
friends genetics similar
July 20th, 2014
Genes among friends, full moon sleep patterns and drones in Hawaii are just a few of the cool stories in Science we found for you this week.
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Does the Internet Influence What We Find Attractive?
July 22nd, 2014
Whether or not you have access to the Internet may affect what you find desirable in a partner, a new study finds.
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Republicans Google 'Climate Change' During Extreme Weather
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July 21st, 2014
During extreme or unusual weather, Americans' political leanings seem to influence their Internet searches about the climate, new research suggests.
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Is There a Happiness Gene?
July 18th, 2014
A new study found that the greater a nation’s genetic distance is from Denmark, the lower its reported wellbeing is.
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Parkinson's Could Enhance Creativity
brain ideas creative light bulb
July 22nd, 2014
People with Parkinson's disease may have higher levels of creativity than their healthy peers, and these flights of fancy increase with higher doses of medication, new research finds.
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Taller, Fatter, Older: How Humans Have Changed in 100 Years
A short man fixes bow tie of taller man.
July 21st, 2014
Humans are getting taller; they're also fatter than ever and live longer than at any time in history. And all of these changes have occurred in the past 100 years, scientists say.
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'A Better World' (US 2014): Book Excerpt
A Better World book cover
July 19th, 2014
Can humanity tolerate "brilliants?"
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