Thousands of prehistoric tracks are clustered in less than an acre of Western desert
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
How we covered the Scopes Monkey Trial, the discovery of Java Man, the Piltdown Man hoax, and milestones in the history of evolutionary theory
Paleontologists have long argued over the question
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.
Who owns the bones?
Work-around surgeries for missing limbs, quick fixes to mend Nazi bones and tricks for lengthening uneven limbs; when it comes to special ops, the Doctor is in
Turns out, I'm hip to a new trend.
The next generation of artificial limbs-fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain-promises effortless, natural motion. It can't come soon enough for the newest group of prosthetics wearers: U.S. soldiers
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.
Hyperelastic “bone” grafts have healed rat spines and a monkey's skull
Research on pig carcasses and a new body farm in Florida might offer some clues
It's arson, bomb and booby trap week at one of the nation's toughest forensics schools.
Bird-bone flute hints that Paleolithic humans banded together to the demise of Neanderthals
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
A new strategy could help archaeologists reveal a cremated skeleton's sex.
Stem cells, Parkinson's pills, and viruses that improve your DNA: The next generation of performance enhancers won't show up on a urine test
Ancient daggers carved from femurs were pretty fierce.
Teeth and bones alone can't determine whether someone is a minor
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.