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Ancient crystals show that beer has always had a place at the table
Patrick McGovern traced the yeast-y libation back nearly 5,000 years, but not in Europe.
This ancient optical illusion is a 14,000-year-old puzzle
It works just like the classic rabbit-duck figure.
Watch this gorgeous timelapse of the making of our ‘chicken and egg’ cover
Yeah, we used lasers. And Russian nesting dolls.
America thrived by choking its rivers with dams. Now it’s time to undo the damage.
The country must decide the fate of more than 90,000 dams, many of which are in disrepair.
The answer to lactose intolerance might be in Mongolia
Mongolians’ DNA says they can’t digest milk, yet their diet relies on dairy. A researcher investigates why.
Did humans truly domesticate dogs? Canine history is more of a mystery than you think.
A new wave of research probes how Fido went from fierce to friendly.