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Oldest Known Paintings Created by Neanderthals, Not Modern Humans
Catherine Offord | Feb 26, 2018
The animal pictures and hand stencils were made in caves in Spain thousands of years before
arrived in Europe.
Blind Cavefish in Mexico Offer Clues to Sleep Regulation
Catherine Offord | Feb 7, 2018
Two studies identify a signaling pathway that contributes to the fish’s sleeplessness.
Image of the Day: An Actual “Shithole”
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 13, 2018
Beetles cherish the dung they live and feed on.
Humans Lived in Southeast Asia More Than 60,000 Years Ago
Shawna Williams | Aug 9, 2017
Tooth fossils of cave dwellers represent the first known instance of our species inhabiting a rainforest.
60,000-Year-Old Life Found in Crystals in Mexican Cave
Bob Grant | Feb 21, 2017
NASA researchers have discovered ancient microbes locked inside minerals, suggesting a possible niche for interstellar life.
A Month in Mammoth
Staff | Mar 1, 2016
Two sleep researchers braved the subterranean environment of a Kentucky cave to see if they could train their bodies to abandon the cyclical rhythms of the 24-hour day.