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Sleep
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
3 days ago
Sex
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
5.18.18
body
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
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
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
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
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
here's the rub

Masturbation Has Evolved For the Better

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

My Nine-Hour Breakup Playlist, Explained by Scientists

“I liked hearing this chorus of familiar voices say all the things we weren’t saying.”
Nick Keppler
6.30.17
Sleep
Sleep

Lonely People Don't Sleep as Well

Something to think about while you lie awake in bed.
Erene Stergiopoulos
5.18.17
depression
depression

The Secret Link Between Evolution and Depression

Evolutionary psychiatrists argue that negative emotions wouldn’t exist if they weren’t useful to our species’ survival.
Caroline Beaton
5.10.17
The Human Race
The Human Race

Evolution Isn't Through With You Just Yet

Just because we're in a period of genetic stability doesn't mean we're not still changing.
Cindy Kuzma
5.4.17