Genetic analyses lay to rest conspiracy theories about death of Belgian King Albert I, who lost his life in a rock climbing accident more than 80 years ago.
June 1, 2015|
Reconstructing the past using ancient DNA
June 1, 2015|
As the science of paleoanthropology developed, human evolutionary trees changed as much as the minds that constructed them.
May 29, 2015|
Using optogenetics, researchers excite selected neurons to reinstate a fear memory that had been blocked.
May 28, 2015|
Researchers in Ethiopia unearth a previously unknown species of hominin, which roamed Africa at the same time as “Lucy.”
May 27, 2015|
People with a congenital disorder that makes them unable to feel pain have mutations in a histone-modifying gene.
May 26, 2015|
Researchers unearth 3.3 million-year-old stone flakes in Kenya, forcing a reimagining of the emergence of such technologies in the ancestors of humans.
May 21, 2015|
Squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses possess vision machinery in their skin.
May 19, 2015|
They aren't neurons, but in rats, glial cells in the brain called astrocytes (red) play a major role in repetitive motions like chewing and breathing.
May 18, 2015|
When both men and women in hunter-gatherer societies have a say about where their families live, whole communities benefit from increased diversity, a study shows.
May 14, 2015|
The study of mini “brains” in a dish, derived from patient cells, offers a novel approach for autism spectrum disorder research.