Erich Jarvis dreamed of becoming a ballet star. Now the scientist's studies of how birds learn to sing are forging a new understanding of the human brain
Human behavior, primate intelligence, meal planning, tree-dwelling orchids and detangling history
Paul Raffaele describes his adventures (and misadventures) in Indonesian New Guinea, reporting on the Korowai
A Nobel laureate holds forth on flies, genes and women in science
The "missing link?" At least a step in a new direction
Dead people tell no tales—but their bones do, when he examines them
Her bold experiment to teach Iowa third graders about racial prejudice divided townspeople and thrust her onto the national stage
Eighty years after a Dayton, Tennessee, jury found John Scopes guilty of teaching evolution, the citizens of "Monkeytown" still say Darwin's for the birds
What does the Dalai Lama have to teach psychologists about joy and contentment?
Is that a scowl or just disgust? Facial expressions can be harder to interpret than most of us realize, but help is on the way
Researcher Frans de Waal shows that apes (and humans) get along better than we thought
When it comes to mating, the brawny guy is supposed to get the girl, but biologists are finding that small, stealthy suitors do just fine
It took Margaret Mead to understand the two nations separated by a common language
Research suggests they fashioned tools, buried their dead, maybe cared for the sick and even conversed. But why, if they were so smart, did they disappear?
In the former Soviet Union, "rad rangers" are racing to find lost radiation devices before terrorists can turn them into "dirty bombs"
The 5,000-plus-year-old Neolithic man discovered a decade ago is telling scientists how he lived and died
The Bushmen of Namibia are so good at reading the language of footprints they can tell what a leopard did the day before they started pursuing it
Easing the nation's growing traffic congestion has experts all backed up
WARNING: Words fill Anu Garg's dreams, and waking hours too. He shares his favorites on the Web with thousands
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