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Violence and disease -- but also art and culture -- accompanied humanity's movement into increasingly populated areas.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Alternative sanitation systems are making use of creatures that find homes in human poop.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Elusive intermediate mass black holes may hold clues to how their more common supermassive cousins form.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Decades of observation and research suggest zebras may use their stripes for temperature regulation, among other functions.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Female convict cichlid fish turned from optimists to pessimists when separated from their chosen partners.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Searching for dwarf foxes and cloud forests on California's Santa Rosa Island -- a national park that the park service says is "like nowhere else on Earth."

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

A low angle shot of seal atop the sea ice. It has been equipped with a sensor.

These massive holes in the ice, known as polynyas, may appear more often as climate change advances.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

New research reveals the physics behind the darkening of yellow pigments in old paintings.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Image of a baseball stadium lit by floodlights at night

A short conversation with circadian rhythms researcher Ravi Allada

Chris Gorski, Editor