Scientists are starting to uncover the genetic basis of the Bajau people’s incredible breath-holding abilities.
A new study estimates that it will take 16 years for women and men to publish papers in equal numbers. For physics, it will take 258.
Throughout our entire history, humans and other hominins have selectively killed off the largest mammals.
Their experiments confirm that sex is pleasurable, even for animals we think of as simple.
One strange piece of mobile DNA has spread itself throughout the oceans, claiming real estate in the genomes of clams, fish, and more.
When the male birds perform their death-defying mating rituals, their feathers sing. But the obvious explanation doesn't make sense.
For one group of tiny crustaceans, the species whose males invest most heavily in sex disappear ten times faster.
There are probably more species of them than any other animal group.
It’s often said that the ocean releases them from the constraints of life on land. It’s actually the opposite.
The deaths of around 150 pilot whales on an Australian beach is just the latest in a long line of mass casualties.
On the face of it, veteran virologist Robert Redfield seems like a good pick to lead the agency, but decades-old disputes are shadowing his appointment.
Its ability to cope with wildly fluctuating blood-sugar levels might provide clues to improving human health.
It is a tragic moment—even for a subspecies that is already functionally extinct.
Children are more likely to draw women than in the past—but they become skewed toward sketching men as they get older.
A new video explains how the necrobiome might be valuable to forensic investigators.
New finds from Kenya suggest that humans used long-distance trade networks, sophisticated tools, and symbolic pigments right from the dawn of our species.
A new study suggests that early humans mated with the mysterious Denisovans in two separate waves.
Reefs will struggle as the oceans become more acidic.
It’s not that they can’t consider other people’s perspectives. It’s that they don’t do so automatically.
A new study shows that people in South Africa weren’t fazed by the massive Toba eruption of 74,000 years ago, which supposedly created a global winter that nearly ended humanity.