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These centuries-old tombs in Sudan are arranged in galaxy-like clusters
Both landscape and social dynamics influence where people were laid to rest.
Laughter is a key part of play for many animals
Laughing says, "I'm only play-biting you, not real-biting you."
What archaeologists got wrong about female statues, goddesses, and fertility
Our modern ways of understanding gender don’t always prevail in history.
Dire wolves are actually ice age mega-foxes
Think less Winterfell, more massive red fox.
Sharing doesn’t make you a sucker. This scientist has the numbers to prove it.
With the Human Generosity Project, Athena Aktipis wants to show that cooperation makes humans stronger.
Can a hunter outrun an antelope? This ultra-marathoner is finding out.
Chasing down pronghorn on the open prairie is about a lot more than just winning the race.
How scientists keep ancient shipwrecks from crumbling into dust
One chemical reaction could turn a massive vessel to nothing if not protected.
Has technology made us worse hunters?
Humankind has not lost the sensory capabilities that ancient civilizations had.
Climate change probably contributed to the woolly rhino’s rapid demise
The fuzzy blonde Pleistocene animals couldn't stand the heat.
Prehistoric footprints reveal how ancient men and women divided labor
From hunting to foraging, the ash-hardened clues give us a rare look at how society operated thousands of year ago.