Though these ancient settlers of China were culturally cosmopolitan, their DNA turns out to have been completely distinct from the communities with which they interacted.
Religious groups, labor groups, women's rights groups, environmental groups and various business interests all offer "scorecards" that rate politicians. So why not atheists? Penn Jillette fills the void.
Chickenpox and shingles virus lying dormant in your neurons can reactivate and increase your risk of stroke
People with shingles have an approximately 80% higher risk of stroke than those without the disease.
The new documentary “Make People Better” leans toward a different narrative about gene-editing than we've heard before.
Is history decided by discernible laws or does it unfold based on random, unpredictable occurrences?
This pup puts us one step closer to resurrecting extinct species.
For decades, the Communist Party of China has relied on reeducation camps to reform "parasites" and persuade people to support the communist cause.
Kublai Khan wasn’t the first ruler in history to issue paper money, but his Yuan dynasty did take unprecedented action to ensure this revolutionary form of currency retained its value.
Dogs are seen as more likely to leap without looking – possibly a trait shared with their owners.
Bloodcurdling war cries, shrieking elephants, and whistling arrows all made soldiers flee in terror.
"Politics is weird. It’s the only business in the world in which you take a really, really important position, and you give it to someone with no qualifications." —Tony Blair
Yorkicystis lived during the “Cambrian explosion,” 539 million to 485 million years ago – hundreds of million years before the dinosaurs.
There's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on beneath the single plate of Mars.
The last time the population shrank was during the great famine of 1959-61.
Researchers believe they have found a single point mutation in an infection-sensing gene that causes the autoimmune disorder.
There are pros and cons to sending interstellar messages to aliens that may or may not exist.
The design was as intricate as that of modern-day, factory-fabricated denim jeans, and just as durable. The ancients had fashion.
As the demonstrations grew, so did the internet service disruptions.
Maps can do more than show us places. They also can help determined people find others long lost, whether birth mothers or fugitive killers.
A levitating vehicle might someday explore the moon, asteroids, and other airless planetary surfaces.
Journey to the West is rightly considered one of the most influential novels ever written, but the real reason for its success may be its charismatic poster-boy: The Monkey King.