Human Nature

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week
merger of two black holes from ligo data
February 13th, 2016
Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.
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Why Are Millennials Narcissistic? Blame Income Inequality
Pretty hipster girl taking selfie and making duck face. Sending kisses and holding peace sign.
February 8th, 2016
Individualism and narcissism are rising in the United States. But why?
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Race Is a Social Construct, Scientists Argue
February 4th, 2016
A group of scientists argues that racial categories are weak proxies for genetic diversity and need to be phased out of biological studies.
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Neanderthal-Human Trysts May Be Linked to Modern Depression, Heart Disease
Neanderthal face
February 11th, 2016
Ancient trysts between Neanderthals and modern humans may have influenced modern risks for depression, heart attacks, nicotine addiction, obesity and other health problems, researchers said.
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Early Bird or Night Owl? It May Be in Your Genes
sleep alarm
February 5th, 2016
If no amount of coffee seems to help you feel fresh and alert in the morning, you may be able to blame your genes. A new study by the genetics company 23andMe has identified 15 regions of the human genome that are linked to being a morning person.
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Millennials See Themselves As Narcissistic, Too (And It Bothers Them)
a group of millennials
February 3rd, 2016
Millennials are frequently told they're the most narcissistic and entitled generation. How does that make them feel?
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It's Not Your Fault You Sleep-In on Weekends (Op-Ed)
woman, insomnia, sleep, bed
January 30th, 2016
Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others.
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Fossils Shed New Light on Human-Gorilla Split
February 10th, 2016
Fossils of what may be primitive relatives of gorillas suggest that the human and gorilla lineages split up to 10 million years ago, millions of years later than what has been recently suggested, researchers say.
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Toys Like Me: Why Diversity in Barbie Dolls and Legos Matters
Barbie dolls
February 5th, 2016
Playtime could broaden kids' perspectives and ideas of what is "good" when it comes to body image, as new, diverse toys come onto the market, sociologists say.
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Gossip is a Social Skill — Not a Character Flaw
Cartoon women whispering, gossip
February 1st, 2016
Let’s face it: gossips get a bad rap.
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