How many protein-coding genes does a human have? Far fewer than previously thought.
The meek inherited the Earth instead
The next big thing in alternative energy: your body. Wasted energy from your movements may not be enough to power your house, but it will be charging your cellphone and more within the next decade
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?
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
A cross-species approach to studying well-being shows that these crises may be biologically built in.
Genetic evidence that the mouse model is broken for some serious diseases.
Zoonotic diseases can go from us to them.
Humanity has toppled scores of world records over the past few decades, but how much more progress can we make?
Take that, Atkins diet
Prehistoric cannibals likely had other motivations
The nose knows
Megafauna could have died out because of human activity.
Our history is complicated. Our pre-history, even more so.
It's probably time to stop acting surprised.
All organisms, including humans, have the ability to regenerate something in the body. But the process is much more developed in lower organisms.
Google's CAPTCHA—a system to prevent spam bots from registering fake accounts—was recently compromised