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The Human Cell Atlas is pinpointing where our bodies break down
The attempt to map every human cell is revealing previously hidden patterns.
A viral descendent of the deadly 1918 flu is probably still going around
Century-old samples from human lungs revealed the pandemic flu's genetics.
The biggest myth about dog breeds
If you think your dog is fiercely independent because it's a husky, you're probably just projecting.
What ancient graves can teach us about the history of inequality
Archeological study of funerary practices can help us understand the inequalities of societies of the past.
Anthropologists are still wrestling with their obligations to the living and dead
One major journal develops a rough draft for handling human remains.
How vampire bats evolved to get the most out of their bloody diets
Blood isn't the most nutritious meal, but that hasn't stopped vampire bats from drinking up.
A deep dive on the evolution of COVID and its variants
The reason we know so much about how SARS-CoV-2 works is because virologists have been tracking its mutations in real time. What they've seen has floored them.
Ancient DNA paints a vivid picture of early humans in Africa
Archaeologists mapped migration across sub-Saharan Africa with genetic material that dates back tens of thousands of years.
The genes behind your fingerprints just got weirder
The whorls, arches, and loops on your fingertips can say a lot about your early development.
Good news for lychee lovers: There may be a way to grow the fruits year-round
Lychee has a short peak season in the summer. But a missing chunk of DNA could help shift growing periods to different times of the year.