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  1. science of us
    Why People Are So Good at Being Kind and Being CruelTogether they “make perfect sense.”
  2. books
    Can a New Book on ‘Intuitionism’ Explain America’s Political Crisis?Enchanted America explores what makes certain voters believe conspiracy theories and ignore plain evidence.
  3. What the Christian Right Sowed, Trump ReapedA prominent Evangelical who once advised George W. Bush makes the case that his fellow believers lost their way long before falling into Trump’s lap.
  4. The Evolutionary Reason Cats Are Badass LonersNot a pack animal.
  5. A Novel Theory for Why Humans Evolved SelvesKnow yourself, know your worth.
  6. evolutionary psychology
    Not All Critiques of Evolutionary Psychology Are Created EqualIt’s important to separate good-faith critics of specific arguments from those who deny evolution can explain any sex differences.
  7. Why Humans (and Other Large Animals) Shrink When They Live on IslandsAnd rodents get bigger.
  8. Monkeys’ Mouths Are Built for Speech — Only Their Brains Are Holding Them BackA new study shows that they’re capable of noises that sound a lot like human language.
  9. Scientists Think Your Face Evolved to Look Like an Ape’s Butt“Two hairless, symmetrical, and attractive body parts.”
  10. playing god
    Here’s Why C-sections Could Be Changing the Course of EvolutionBefore C-sections, women with narrow pelvises wouldn’t have had babies.
  11. Babies Are Helplessly Dumb, and That’s Why Humans Are So SmartIt’s a symbiotic relationship.
  12. Learn Something New About Evolution by Watching These Baby Monkeys SmileAn adorable way of understanding where our own facial expressions came from.
  13. Evolutionary Biologists Think They Found Where the Female Orgasm Came FromYou have more in common with your cat than you want to know.
  14. Evolutionary Biologists Think They Found Where the Female Orgasm Came FromYou have more in common with your cat than you want to know.
  15. A Talking Orangutan Can Help Us Understand How Humans Developed SpeechHis name’s Rocky, and he sounds eerily humanlike.
  16. mosquitoes
    The Specifics of How Mosquitoes Devour Us Are Really Gross and FascinatingA terrible but evolutionarily impressive insect.
  17. because it's friday
    There Is an Animal Whose Pee Smells Like Buttered PopcornYou’ve got to be kidding, nature.
  18. social psychology
    Twitter Fights Are Like Eating All the Brownies“These people have me all wrong! I have to defend myself, prove to the community that I’m better and smarter than they say I am!”
  19. Evolution May Have Killed Off Dogs That Weren’t Good BoysMan’s best friend had to get with the human-dominated program or get kicked off the evolutionary train.
  20. evolution
    Why Is No One Interested in Vagina Size?Maybe the birth canal just isn’t sexy enough for researchers or the internet.
  21. fossils
    Scientists Discover Species That Might Have Buried Its Dead — Just Like Humans“This is like opening up Tutankhamen’s tomb. It is that extreme and perhaps that influential in this stage of our history.”
  22. weird science
    Scott Walker’s High-School Science Teacher Scolds Him for Evolution Dodge“He could have manned up a bit.”
  23. relationships
    Why Do Men and Women Get Jealous About Different Things?It’s evolution, baby — maybe.
  24. Uptown Mice Are Different From Downtown MiceUrban ecologists are studying the evolution of the city’s wildlife.
  25. bang
    Pope Francis Almost Backs Evolution, Big Bang TheoryGod, he says, is not “a magician with a magic wand.”
  26. evolution
    Why Angry Faces Look the Same EverywhereThe science of grrrrrrrrrr.
  27. Why Are We Grossed Out by Women With Armpit Hair?It’s a sweaty and smelly and complicated question.
  28. Our Ancestors’ Faces Evolved to Be Able to Take a PunchWe used to be even punchier than we are today, so our ancestors’ faces had to adapt.
  29. historical attractions
    New Studies Confirm: Your Relatives Were Way Attracted to NeanderthalsDon’t worry, it was a long time ago.
  30. polls
    Republican Belief in Evolution Is DownBy 11 percent.
  31. battle of the sperm
    ‘Kamikaze Sperm’: Fighting Off Rivals?They build traps and barricades with their tails.
  32. evolution of peggy olson
    Watch Peggy Olson Break Through the Glass CeilingYou’ve come a long way, baby.
  33. natural selection
    Study: Lazy Dudes Less FertilePhew.
  34. Meet New York’s Preeminent Anthropologist Comedian or Comedian […]“Lynch thinks evolution may have hardwired a sense of humor into our species because laughter serves as a signal. When you and I laugh at the […]
  35. Aziz Ansari Discusses His New Artistic Direction“My first special was a lot of quick, small stories like me going to get sheets at Bed Bath & Beyond and stuff about my cousin Harris. On […]
  36. the hunt for red november
    Ben Stein, But Not the One You’re Thinking of, Supports Jon Huntsman [Corrected]This one is a Rothschild stepson.
  37. 2012
    Rick Perry’s Porn Issue Probably Isn’t Going to StickHe had some stocks, but they’re long gone.
  38. it's science
    Do Voters Even Care If a Presidential Candidate Doesn’t Believe in Evolution?Barely.
  39. early and awkward
    Which GOP Presidential Candidates Believe in Evolution?Amazingly, only three of them seem certain.
  40. rick rolling
    Evolution Is Just a ‘Theory That’s Out There,’ According to Rick PerryPerry is making Romney look saner by the day.
  41. evolution
    Macaques Found to Be Even More Like Humans Than Previously SuspectedThey’re into themselves.
  42. sharron angle
    Sharron Angle Will Teach Your Kids Creationism“Why can’t we present both theories to our children and let them choose?”
  43. what the huck?
    Mike Huckabee Does Not Want to Be a Stale Loaf of BreadHe won’t announce whether he’s running until the summer, so people don’t get tired of him.
  44. we feel like we are taking crazy pills
    Here Is What Happens When You Scoff at the Theory of Evolution Before Bothering to Try to Understand ItOh, Glenn Beck.
  45. the new adventures of old christine
    GOP’s Delaware Senate Nominee Christine O’Donnell Not a Big Fan of EvolutionIsn’t it really just some crackpot theory?
  46. bedbugs
    New York, Darwin, and Cimex LectulariousWhy the summer of bedbugs is the new normal for New York City.
  47. natural selection
    Are Christians Really Keeping the Charles Darwin Movie Out of U.S. Theaters?Hold off on the angry tweeting for now.
  48. weird science
    Missing Link Found, Evolution Continues ApaceOr that’s what scientists are claiming, and now they’re likening themselves to pop stars.