Researchers at Yale University gain insights into the mechanics of touch by studying the sensitive skin on ducks' bills, which they found is similar in some ways to the skin on human palms
Washington State University archaeologists have discovered the oldest tattooing artifact in western North America.
Improved access for historically marginalized castes and tribes, but low-educated women and the poorest groups left behind
In the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, between the third and second millennium BC, a widespread funeral practice consisted of burying humans with animals. Scientists have discovered that both foxes and dogs were domesticated, as their diet was similar to that of their owners.
Research team studies the compelling connection between one of NIH's "most wanted" bacteria and mental health.
A new study has revealed how a group of deep-sea microbes provides clues to the evolution of life on Earth, according to a recent paper in The ISME Journal. Researchers used cutting-edge molecular methods to study these microbes, which thrive in the hot, oxygen-free fluids that flow through Earth's ...
Impulsiveness and substance use share a genetic basis, according to genome-wide association studies published in JNeurosci by academic and industry researchers. With more than 20,000 participants, the research represents the largest genetic analysis of impulsive personality traits to date.
New review compares the regional adaptations of humans and those of other hominin species to add support to the argument that our species is ecologically unique
Moods expressed on social media tend to decline when air pollution gets worse, study finds
Skin colour is one of the most visible and variable traits among humans and scientists have always been curious about how this variation evolved. Now, a study of diverse Latin American populations led by UCL geneticists has identified new genetic variations associated with skin colour.
Separate skeletons suggested to be from different early hominin species are, in fact, from the same species, a team of anthropologists has concluded in a comprehensive analysis of remains first discovered a decade ago.
Rutgers researchers have proposed a solution for athletes at higher risk for sports-related concussions, such as football and soccer: Protect your head with neck-strengthening exercises in the pre-season.