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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

Appalachian cave art may explain Mound people's universe.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Finding may overturn previous notions about human ancestors' diets.

Ker Than, Contributor

Doubt over claims that we descended from new species and disagreement about how close a cousin it was.

Devin Powell, Contributor

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