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Archaeologists have long debated whether Neanderthals buried their dead. Newly interpreted evidence indicates they did.
Organisms not related to each other can develop similar physical attributes without even exchanging notes.
Flemish giants, also known as "Flemmies," make great pets, but the question is, how did they get so big?
Niels Bohr proposed the model of the atom that we still learn in school today, even though it's technically incorrect.
We are who we are because of the genes our parents pass to us, but what happens when both parents contribute the same version of a specific gene?
It's an important question, so come with us and we'll show you how to figure it out.
You've probably heard of a tumor, but what about a neoplasm? How similar are they and are they always cancerous?
A zorse is one strange looking horse. That's because it's the product of a zebra stallion and a female horse.
Nitrogen is essential to living things, but it also plays hard to get.
The praying mantis is a powerful predator, and not as robotic (or as romantic!) as it seems.
Centrioles are spindles that create the pathways for chromosomes to follow during cell division.
Caracals have really cool ears and can also jump 10 feet in the air from a seated position.
Drilling a hole in somebody's skull was all the rage 4,000 to 12,000 years ago. In fact, 5 to 10 percent of skulls from this period have a hole in them, made while the person was still alive. The question is, why?
You might wonder what phosphates do, but they are so intrinsic to our daily lives that the question really is: What don't phosphates do?
Göbekli Tepe is thought to be a possible archaeological bridge between nomadic hunter-gatherer societies and stable, settled agricultural communities that built temples and produced art.
Terpenes are the aromatic organic compounds found in nature that give us many of our favorite fragrances. They are also known to have surprising health benefits.
The protection of these strange looking, ancient animals, and creatures like them, may be a key component in helping a planet in climate catastrophe.
There's some serious chemistry behind the flavor in your favorite brew and esters are the compounds responsible for it.
Venn diagrams are an easy way to simplify information and visualize relationships between concepts or sets of data.
Pikas are little mammals that, though they may look like rodents, are more closely related to rabbits.