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

Thomas Garlinghouse, Contributor

Squirrel pokes its head out from a green garbage can, carrying a morsel of food in its mouth.

Animals are often able to adapt to their human-influenced surroundings with remarkable ease.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Chemical analysis shows presence of what was probably a primitive embalming fluid.

Thomas Garlinghouse, Contributor

Researchers develop artificial intelligence algorithm that plays against itself to master several classic games.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Psychological and brain development extends years beyond the end of puberty, new research shows.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Certain types of research and people have been historically underrepresented in the ranks of Nobel winners.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The science of heat transfer confirms the wisdom of Italian pizzaiolos.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Some states still fall behind in election security for the midterms.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Food scientists are developing food for astronauts that stays nutritious and fresh for at least three years.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

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