Like Humans and Chimps, Cockatoos Can Use a Set of Tools to Get a Meal
In lab experiments, the brainy birds carried a stick and scooped with them to get at cashews kept in a box
This Man Underwent Brain Surgery 3,500 Years Ago
Researchers discovered a punctured skull below the floor of a home in what is now Israel
This Eye in the Sky Promises Major Insights Into the Air We Breathe
Launching in April, the satellite mission TEMPO will detect pollutants at a neighborhood scale across the nation
Who Made the First Stone Tool Kits?
A nearly three-million-year-old butchering site packed with animal bones, stone implements and molars from our early ancestors reignites the debate
What 70 Years of Data Says About Where Predators Kill Humans
A new survey of attacks by lions, wolves and other big carnivores shows that people in low-income countries are at greater risk
Primate-Like Critters Survived in the Arctic When It Was a Lush, Warm Swamp
Even as darkness gripped the forests for months, two small species made it home
Why Chickens Need to Stop Breeding With Their Wild Cousins
The red junglefowl is losing important genetic diversity in its native Asian habitat
Ancient DNA Charts Native Americans’ Journeys to Asia Thousands of Years Ago
Analysis of ten Eurasian individuals, up to 7,500 years old, gives a new picture of movement across continents
Mesoamericans Have Been Using a 260-Day Ceremonial Calendar for Millennia
New research has the earliest evidence yet of when the timekeeping guide was used to mark the seasons
Can a Musical Reminder Banish Bad Dreams?
Scientists hope that playing certain chords while sleeping can trigger positive memories and prevent nightmares
L.A.'s Cougars Were Driven to Extremes by Wildfire
With less suitable habitat, the big cats traveled further and crossed dangerous roads more often
Bull Sperm Get by With a Little Help From Their Friends
Traveling together helps the sperm navigate a tricky, sticky migration through a cow's reproductive tract
Earliest Known Amputation Was Performed in Borneo 31,000 Years Ago
Prehistoric hunter gatherers carried out the surgery thousands of years before the previous recognized example
Seven Million Years Ago, the Oldest Known Early Human Was Already Walking
Analysis of a femur fossil indicates that a key species could already move somewhat like us
Why Were Medieval Monks So Susceptible to Intestinal Worms?
Friars in Cambridge, England, suffered from these parasites at nearly double the rate found among average unwashed citizens
Why Did Europeans Evolve Into Becoming Lactose Tolerant?
Famine and disease from millennia ago likely spurred the rapid evolution of the trait on the continent
Scientists Find Most Complete Atlantic Gray Whale Skeleton Ever
The fossil, uncovered in North Carolina, shows signs of butchering
NASA Releases First Breathtaking Images Taken by James Webb Space Telescope
The five pictures from the most powerful space observatory ever launched offer a deep look back in time and the promise of stellar things to come
How Humanlike Do We Really Want Robots to Be?
The latest development in robotics wraps a mechanical finger in human skin, leading to broader questions about the future of cyborg technology
Lost Cities of the Amazon Discovered From the Air
Mapping technology cut through the canopy to detect sprawling urban structures in Bolivia that suggest sophisticated cultures once existed