Featured by Philip Kiefer
Eating meat may not have been as crucial to human evolution as we thought
Ancient humans definitely ate meat, but it probably didn't supersize their brains.
The deadly combination behind the surge of ‘superbug’ fungus outbreaks
Candida auris is a notoriously deadly and drug-resistant yeast—and new cases are rising in hospitals nationwide.
Humans probably didn’t mean to tame sheep and goats
Bones from a village in Turkey tell a 1,000-year story of wild animals becoming livestock.
Horned helmets came from Bronze Age artists, not Vikings
Horny Vikings are revisionist history.
What does it mean for Omicron to peak?
Cases could be leveling off in early Omicron hotspots, but a surge's peak is only known in retrospect.
This 90-million-year-old crab had the eyes of a hunter
What had 10 legs and the eye of the tiger?
Airborne animal DNA could help biologists track endangered species
Zoo animals shed a surprising amount of DNA into the air around them—and scientists are developing a way detect it.
Why at-home antigen tests might be missing early cases of Omicron
But should you change where you swab? Not yet.
Here’s more evidence that vaccines help against Omicron
What we learned about the new variant over the last few weeks.
Why it’s so hard to make quick, accurate estimates on new COVID variants
A national sequencing bias likely led to an overestimate of the true prevalence of Omicron.