Roasting would have been easy. But re-creating the paleo way of boiling water requires a bit more imagination.
Conservation has become a war, and park rangers and poachers are the soldiers.
The Vietnam draft lotteries functioned as a randomized experiment—which has allowed social scientists to study its life-changing effects.
Why everyone’s mornings seem more productive than yours
To save Brazil’s giant anteaters, scientists are grappling with one of the planet’s most transformative forces: roads.
For the first time, scientists recorded a cardiogram from the largest animal that has ever lived.
A study has turned up a side effect of human spaceflight that no one had observed before.
Ever since the French revolutionary’s assassination in a bathtub, doctors and scientists have wondered why he had to spend so much time in there to begin with.
By migrating in huge herds, bison behave like a force of nature, engineering and intensifying waves of spring greenery that other grazers rely on.
Thirteen years ago, a young woman was found dead in small-town Texas. She was nicknamed “Lavender Doe” for the purple shirt she was wearing. Her real identity would remain a mystery until amateur genealogists took up her case.
Describing neutrino oscillations is notoriously tricky. The search for a shortcut led to unexpected places.
Since it debuted a year ago, the idea has lost, and won, and could lose again.
The latest volley in a decades-long debate about apes’ theory of mind involved one scientist dressing up as King Kong and stealing from his colleague.
With a successful first mission in the books, the crew of Apollo 12 was under less pressure.
A bill in Congress could slash American greenhouse-gas emissions. It’s even bipartisan—if you squint.
Scientists dreamed of genetically engineering a flower patterned in the Games’ blue-and-white checkerboard emblem.
Millions end up rotting in landfills. But Halloween’s leftover pumpkins don’t have to go to waste.
Humans have eaten thousands of species into extinction. Some, supposedly, were to die for.
A photographer began shooting unusual-looking coyotes on Galveston Island. They turned out to be descended from a very rare wolf species.
The placebo effect shows up in pets too, but these treatments are fooling owners, not their animals.
A giant swimming pool is the best place on Earth for simulating weightlessness.
The president is withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change because he just can’t quit carbon.