human behavior
Inventing Teamwork
Inventing Teamwork
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
What can social networks among hunter-gatherers in Tanzania teach us about how cooperation evolved in human populations?
Embracing the Unknown
Embracing the Unknown
Jamie Holmes | Nov 1, 2015
Researchers are showing that ambiguity can be essential to brain development.
Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain
Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2015
How the foods that make us fattest are not that different from heroin and cocaine
The Evolving Face of Obesity
The Evolving Face of Obesity
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2015
Researchers are striving to understand exactly what has made the global population get so fat so fast.
Oldest Stone Tools Discovered
Oldest Stone Tools Discovered
Bob Grant | May 26, 2015
Researchers unearth 3.3 million-year-old stone flakes in Kenya, forcing a reimagining of the emergence of such technologies in the ancestors of humans.
Gender Equality in Hunter-Gatherer Groups
Gender Equality in Hunter-Gatherer Groups
Amanda B. Keener | May 18, 2015
When both men and women in hunter-gatherer societies have a say about where their families live, whole communities benefit from increased diversity, a study shows.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2015
April 2015's selection of notable quotes
Zeroing in on the “Gay Gene”
Zeroing in on the “Gay Gene”
Bob Grant | Nov 19, 2014
The largest study yet of the genetic roots of homosexuality links sexual preference in men to two regions of the genome.
Are Apes as Empathetic as Humans?
Are Apes as Empathetic as Humans?
Shreya Dasgupta | Aug 12, 2014
In the absence of complex emotional bonds, humans and bonobos show similar empathy, according to a study.
Sex in a Scanner
Sex in a Scanner
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jul 1, 2014
Meet Pek Van Andel, who conducted the famous MRI sex experiment, and see his research in action.