An surprising find in a pit of bones upsets a lot of what we thought we knew about human ancestry
We’re hardwired to sleep at night and work during the day. A new study shows how disrupting that pattern can have serious impact on your health
Understanding what pointing means is an extremely complex cognitive skill. Add elephants to the tiny list of species that can make sense of it
Our oceangoing cousins show an astonishing memory for names
People really do behave worse in hot weather—and whole nations do too
A convergence of vibrations produces one of nature’s eeriest phenomena
Common silica from common rice husks could produce a very uncommon battery.
Archaeologists—with a little help from NASA—find the oldest wine in France
A pair of new studies uncovers the elegant physics behind some very familiar things
Scientists have wondered why there was a major extinction wave some 200 million years ago. Now they suspect that a major explosion of lava that occurred around the same time may be the cause.