Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Turns out, I'm hip to a new trend.
Boiling blood and exploding skulls.
Ancient daggers carved from femurs were pretty fierce.
Who owns the bones?
Our history is complicated. Our pre-history, even more so.
Prehistoric cannibals likely had other motivations
Pinpointing the smell of death will help cadaver dogs track down bodies more quickly
Testing a hypothesis about fistfights with cadaver arms
Homo naledi had small brains but human-like traits, upending the fossil record
The device could eventually let surgeons apply stem cells more directly
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.
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?
It's all in the wrist.
The limits of travel are defined not by what vehicles can do, but by what vehicles can do to us. So how much can we take?
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
She creates injectable scaffolds that help the body heal
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.