Human Nature

Who Will Save Earth? The Ingenious Human Mind (Op-Ed)
Earth, blue marble, satellite image
July 30th, 2014
Humans are causing the climate to change, but we'll also be the ones to fix it.
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Scientists Closing in on Theory of Consciousness
human mind illustration
July 30th, 2014
Probably for as long as humans have contemplated their navels, they have sought to understand consciousness. Now, neuroscientists are making strides in developing theories to explain the phenomenon.
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Unleashing the Power of the Bilingual Mind (Op-Ed)
Activity in the human brain
July 29th, 2014
Can mixing languages in your mind help you learn both?
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Like Facebook, OKCupid Experimented with Users
July 30th, 2014
The popular dating site OKCupid detailed the results of three experiments in which it meddled with its users' online matches.
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We Want Clean Power — Fight for It (Op-Ed)
Robert Young, energy, climate change
July 29th, 2014
The generation that would face the full effects of climate change needs to help lead the charge to prevent them.
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These Facial Features Matter Most to First Impressions
a close-up of a woman's smiling face
July 28th, 2014
First impressions of people, such as whether they are trustworthy, dominant or attractive, can develop from a glimpse as brief as 100 milliseconds or less. And now a computer system can identify which facial features matter most to such first impressions.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
July 27th, 2014
From your life history in poop to jealous pups, here are the most interesting stories in Science this week.
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Pick Up the Mop, Guys: Egalitarian Couples Do Have Good Sex
Man sitting in kitchen with mop.
July 30th, 2014
Contrary to previous research, sharing the household chores won't kill your sex life. In modern-day marriages, egalitarian couples have just as much sex as those in which the wife shoulders the domestic load.
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Are Kids Afraid of Nature? (Op-Ed)
scared, fear, fright, kids
July 29th, 2014
U.S. park rangers have observed that a fear of nature is growing in kids and adults.
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Brain Gains: Women Getting Smarter Faster Than Men
kids doing math at a chalkboard
July 28th, 2014
Improved education and living conditions have narrowed the gender gap in math but have made women much better at certain memory tasks, new research suggests.
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