November 21, 2013 7:40 pm
Native Americans have closer genetic ties to people in Eurasia, the Middle East and Europe than previously believed, according to new research on a 24,000-year-old human bone.
November 4, 2013 2:14 pm
Wonder what’s going on inside your microbiome? Artist Ben Arthur gives NPR an illustrated tour.
October 31, 2013 3:27 pm
Can you see in the dark? Most people assume that they can’t. New research, though, may show otherwise. It turns out that most humans can see their body’s movement in total darkness, revealing a little bit more about vision and human perceptiveness.
October 30, 2013 4:21 pm
This video simulation from the University of Manchester shows how the biggest dinosaur ever discovered, the Argentinosaurus, would have walked.
October 10, 2013 2:10 pm
A screenshot shows how the Pictish Puzzle program allows users to manipulate 3-D representations of fragments from a 1,200-year-old monument.
October 7, 2013 6:27 pm
Neuroscientist Thomas Südhof, MD, professor of molecular and cellular physiology at the Stanford School of Medicine, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
September 20, 2013 1:05 pm
When a 61-year-old Texas man came into an emergency room claiming he was dizzy and was found to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.37 percent, doctors assumed he was drunk.
September 19, 2013 12:48 pm
A bustling airport would hardly seem the place to find a new species of reclusive animal, but a team of California biologists recently found a shy new species of legless lizard living at the end of a runway at Los Angeles International Airport.
September 13, 2013 2:23 pm
A U.S. balloonist who was trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean using hundreds of helium-filled balloons has landed short of his goal in Newfoundland.
September 12, 2013 6:23 pm
A study of arthropods reveals that morphology and genes evolved five times faster during evolution’s “big bang” compared to all subsequent periods: Fast, but still compatible with Darwin’s theory.