To better understand the historical motivations of cannibalism, a new study looks into the nutritional value of human body parts.
By Nsikan Akpan
Biomedical scientists are struggling to reproduce the work of others. A new book from NPR's Richard Harris explores what to do about it.
Foxes were considered untamable, until a biology experiment was started in Siberia almost 60 years ago and proved otherwise.
By PBS NewsHour
Coral reefs are more than examples of natural beauty; they harbor fish that feed millions and shield us against storms and floods. Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure on the planet, is dying. As ocean waters steadily warm,…
By Julia Griffin
Do you ever sneeze when you walk into sunlight? If so, you may have a seemingly harmless disorder and you're hardly alone.
Scientists find 4.2 billion-year-old remnants of the planet’s earliest crust right in our continental backyard.
By PBS NewsHour
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a childhood love of prehistoric creatures inspired a unique and prolific career for artist Julius Csotonyi, who uses his skills to bring fossilized bones back to life.
Ancient teeth reveal when the Earth gets warmer, mammals shrink consistently in size.
By Kristin Hugo
On this most circular of pi days, we present three classic toys -- hula hoops, yo-yo's and Connect Four -- and explore their mechanics with mathematicians and physicists.
Evolutionary biologists can use this new equation to test their ideas for how the human brain got so big.
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