Human biology

A particle accelerator-powered imaging tool has opened new windows into human anatomy.
Haley Weiss, Staff Writer
Researchers use virtual-reality roller coasters to peer into the brains of people with migraine.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
Scientists create an amazing 3D model of the heart’s nervous system at the cellular level.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
The unprecedented pace of scientific progress on Covid-19 builds on groundbreaking discoveries from the past.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Traditional microscopes make it look like sperm tails undulate symmetrically -- but that's an optical illusion.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Researchers found a "ghost population" that interbred with the ancestors of modern humans.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New study of hearts from apes and humans shows that people need to be active to have healthy hearts.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Nearly complete skull of Australopithecus anamensis found in Ethiopia.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A tiny device has potential to have a big impact on millions suffering breathing problems.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
Mixtures of chemical pollutants may harm people and wildlife, even when each chemical is below its regulatory threshold.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
A study that compares the multitasking abilities of awake sleepwalkers and non-sleepwalkers provides insights into the nature of awareness.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
These real medical conditions carry uncanny echoes of our monster legends.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator