Science is a mirror that reveals sometimes hidden, often unexpected and always astounding insights into everyday things and human life. Here we explore everything you always wanted to know about holidays, food, art, music, books, games, TV, film, education, urban life and crime — as well as human history, archaeology and anthropology.
Doing dangerous things in pursuit of new knowledge was par for the course for this Prussian polymath, born 250 years ago this month.
Artifacts found in Idaho support theory that humans reached the Americas before a land route to Asia existed.
Nearly complete skull of Australopithecus anamensis found in Ethiopia.
While plenty of apocalypses occur in science fiction, the risks could be shown more realistically, experts argue.
New distilling technique creates a new, refreshing use for mashed peas.
The fate of battleship remains may rest in the hands of countries that don't own the ships.
Violence and disease -- but also art and culture -- accompanied humanity's movement into increasingly populated areas.