evolution

parenting

We Looked Into Whether 'Baby Fever' Is a Real Thing

Psychology can tell us a lot about why some people suddenly become obsessed with having a baby.
Julie Stewart
10.2.18
hard data

Monogamy May Be Even More Difficult For Women Than it Is For Men

Experts are challenging long-held ideas about gender and fidelity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.19.18
Fitness

Our Ancient Ancestors Would Crush Us in a Fitness Competition

We’ve evolved into a bunch of out of shape weaklings.
Michael Easter
7.27.18
body

Thousands of People Voted on the Grossest Thing in the World

There are six categories of things that most people find disgusting.
Jesse Hicks
6.22.18
Sleep

What It Takes for Night People to Become Morning People

A few small lifestyle tweaks can make the shift easier for aspiring early risers.
Jessica Dore
5.24.18
Sex

Psychopaths May Have an Evolutionary Advantage

As uncomfortable as the thought may be, traits that assist in reproduction tend to get passed on.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
5.18.18
body

Evolution Might Be Part of the Reason You Suck at Singing

Human skill with the voice evolved after our ancestors split from other apes.
Michel Belyk
Joseph F. Johnson
Sonja A. Kotz
5.9.18
mind

Gossip May Have Played a Role in Human Survival

This could explain why talking behind someone’s back feels so good.
Jessica Dore
5.2.18
evolution

Neanderthal DNA Could Be Messing With Your Health

Most of us are at least 1 to 4 percent Neanderthal.
Markham Heid
11.7.17
phobias

Fear of Snakes and Spiders Might Be Hardwired Into Our Brains

They're two of the most prevalent phobias among adults.
Jesse Hicks
10.23.17
tonic explains

You Actually Need Anxiety to Survive

Your brain's responses to stress are pretty smart.
Anita Rao, MD
10.11.17
here's the rub

Masturbation Has Evolved For the Better

Monkeys are teaching scientists a thing or two.
Christian Tighe
7.17.17