Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
How we covered the Scopes Monkey Trial, the discovery of Java Man, the Piltdown Man hoax, and milestones in the history of evolutionary theory
The Eiffel Tower? Predictable. Space Mountain? Kid stuff. This summer, wow the family with reality instead. Visit atom smashers, corpse farms and other wild scientific hotspots
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
A rare addition to the great ape family.
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
It worked in the lab—but will it work in the jungle?
It's time to go viral.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
Dogs, cats, chimps, and more!
Be grateful, dear reader, that someone else does the hard, dangerous and downright grody work involved in truly audacious science
A cross-species approach to studying well-being shows that these crises may be biologically built in.
Who's the finest chimpanzee artist in all the land? This guy.
A complete skull of an ancient infant primate was found in northern Kenya
Given evolution's trajectory, we will almost certainly transform into augmented versions of our current selves. The big question now is, can we survive long enough to become the next humans?
“Piltdown Man” bones created by amateur archeologist
Even more evidence that we're continuing to change.
If one of your hominoid ancestors hadn't gotten a viral infection millions of years ago, you might look really, really different today.
Testing a hypothesis about fistfights with cadaver arms
The caveman diet, barefoot running, co-sleeping: We spend an awful lot of time trying to live like our ancestors. Here's why that logic is wrong.
The annual Ig Nobel awards are a treasure.
A brief history of the subject, in both science and fiction, with help from the TV and film experts of Comedy Central's Beat the Geeks, Paul Goebel and Marc Heuck.