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Indoor temperature and moisture in the U.S. is closer to climates in Africa than to anywhere else on Earth.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Ancestors of modern humans may have scavenged calorie-rich bone marrow from already dead animals.

Thomas Garlinghouse, Contributor

Image of several large stones standing upright near the seashore.

New research suggests the idea of stone megaliths was spread by a mysterious seafaring culture from northwest France.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A genetic variant linked to cold sensation and migraine headaches may have helped people survive in northern climates.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

New theory views lullabies as a signal to babies that parents are giving all they can.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Toddler's remains, found in a church crypt in Lithuania, challenge conventional wisdom about the history and spread of smallpox.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

New research changes our understanding of how humidity influenced the evolution of the human nose.

Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer

Skeletons reveal medieval people ingested lead from fancy pottery.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Police in Ferguson have used an ancient tactic.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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