A Woman of Firsts, Early 20th Century
A Woman of Firsts, Early 20th Century
Florence Sabin was known for her pioneering research and efforts to support women in science.
A Woman of Firsts, Early 20th Century
A Woman of Firsts, Early 20th Century

Florence Sabin was known for her pioneering research and efforts to support women in science.

Florence Sabin was known for her pioneering research and efforts to support women in science.

history
Image of the Day: Ancient Cooking
Image of the Day: Ancient Cooking
Emily Makowski | Jan 6, 2020
Hunter-gatherers cooked and ate carb-rich rhizomes.
Reanalyzed Fossils Could Be Last Known<em>&nbsp;Homo erectus</em> Specimens
Reanalyzed Fossils Could Be Last Known Homo erectus Specimens
Emily Makowski | Dec 18, 2019
A mass death event claimed the hominins’ lives and likely resulted from changing environmental conditions.
Image of the Day: Feather Feeders
Image of the Day: Feather Feeders
Emily Makowski | Dec 11, 2019
These ancient insects ate dinosaur feathers during the Cretaceous period.
Famous Fox Domestication Experiment Challenged
Famous Fox Domestication Experiment Challenged
Emily Makowski | Dec 4, 2019
The tamed foxes, whose appearances changed with breeding, weren’t wild to begin with, say the authors of a new study.
Deathly Displays, circa 1662&ndash;1731
Deathly Displays, circa 1662–1731
Sukanya Charuchandra | Dec 1, 2019
Frederik Ruysch’s collections blended specimens for scientific discovery with macabre art.
<em>Homo sapiens</em> Might Not Be Responsible for Neanderthal Demise
Homo sapiens Might Not Be Responsible for Neanderthal Demise
Catherine Offord | Nov 29, 2019
Researchers’ simulations suggest that small population sizes and inbreeding made Neanderthal populations vulnerable to chance fluctuations in population size.
Image of the Day: Ochre Paint
Image of the Day: Ochre Paint
Emily Makowski | Nov 26, 2019
This ancient red pigment came from underwater.
Image of the Day: Melting Ice
Image of the Day: Melting Ice
Emily Makowski | Nov 21, 2019
Warming temperatures threaten reindeer herding and the preservation of cultural artifacts in Mongolia.
Poet of the Sea, 1940s&ndash;1950s
Poet of the Sea, 1940s–1950s
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2019
Most know Rachel Carson for her work on the dangers of chemical pollutants, but the writer’s earlier prose took readers on a tour of a mysterious underwater world.