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Medieval knights rode tiny horses into battle
Warhorses in the Middle Ages were teenier than you think.
These skeletons might be evidence of the oldest known mercury poisonings
Making red pigment from cinnabar may have caused toxic exposures in prehistoric Iberia.
Surprise: Ants have teeth. Here’s how they keep them sharp.
Biology and materials science, in alliance, have discovered how zinc atoms harden an ant’s tooth.
Humans may have arrived in the Americas 15,000 years earlier than we thought
New animal bones discovered in Coxcatlan Cave may push back the arrival date, but the evidence is still unclear.
Walking correctly takes work—here’s how to improve every step
Experts explain how to make the most of your daily strolls.
Five surprising ways people have used (and are still using) bones
Life after death.
Six rare bone disorders you probably haven’t heard of
Plus one more you might be more familiar with.
Your bones do more than you give them credit for
The skeleton is more than just a support system.
Improving your baby’s bone health starts in the womb
Say hello to your two new best friends: vitamin D and calcium.
How to keep your bones strong—and even make them stronger
Bones need a workout, too.