Subtle mutations can undermine our ability to fend off a specific bug
The coffin, discovered in Alexandria, Egypt, is a rare example of an unopened tomb
Microscopic wear patterns on fossil teeth reveal what our ancestors ate—and provide insights into how climate change shaped human evolution
2.1-million-year-old stone tools suggest hominins reached East Asia much earlier than thought
Wine book author Kevin Begos explains that just a few varieties of wine grapes dominate the industry, which leaves them vulnerable to potentially catastrophic disease outbreaks.
North America’s first domesticated dogs died out after European colonization, but they share a genetic link to a transmissible tumor spread globally
Iridescence appears to break up the recognizable shape of objects—making them harder to spot. Karen Hopkin reports.
By analyzing 200 surgeries, anthropologists found mixed-gender operating room teams exhibited the highest levels of cooperation. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Most invertebrates get smaller on average in cities, although a few very mobile species respond to urbanization by growing.
Listeners to a person letting loose with a roar can accurately estimate the size and formidability or the human noise maker. Christopher Intagliata reports.
With its tongue attached to the bottom of its mouth, the dinosaur probably ate like modern crocodiles
Certain motifs in swamp sparrow songs can last hundreds, even thousands of years—evidence of a cultural tradition in the birds. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Blood relations may be the key factor for mole rats, meerkats and others. But how do humans fit in?
Elastic springs help tiny animals stay fast and strong. New work is finding what size critters must be to benefit from the springs
Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back?
From a'a to vog, a guide to the terminology used to describe the ongoing eruption of Kilauea
A guide to the terminology used to describe the ongoing eruption of Kilauea
Some 5,000 to 7,000 years ago, the diversity of Y chromosomes plummeted. A new analysis suggests clan warfare may have been the cause. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The Jurassic Park franchise has sparked an interest in dinosaur DNA, but the movies are just fiction
A slide show of eruptions and their impacts around the world