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The genes behind your fingerprints just got weirder
The whorls, arches, and loops on your fingertips can say a lot about your early development.
This 120-million-year-old bird could stick out its tongue
Birds aren't mocking you when they stick out their tongue. A new fossil discovery gives clues to what the ancient behavior might mean.
Your liver does more than you give it credit for
Here are four reasons to celebrate the body’s largest internal organ.
The world’s most diverse group of bacteria lives inside your mouth
Mapping the planet’s microbiomes starts on your tongue.
Turn a boring box into a sweet working robotic hand
Fingers, joints, tendons, and the whole shebang.
These buff frogs never skip arm day
Forget husky haunches, these critters flip the script by getting their power from up top.
Why your body looks so weird
From our ears to our toes, here’s why our bodies turned out the way they did.
You’ll never have as many bones as you did at birth (and other strange skeleton facts)
The scoop on your scaffolding.
The science behind this adorable puppy’s forehead tail
Heads or tails? Yes.
American and British scientists split the Nobel Prize for work on how cells handle hypoxia
The work is now considered a basic aspect of how cells function.