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NIH Director on Human Gene Editing: ‘We Must Never Allow our Technology to Eclipse our Humanity’

Often, science moves ahead incrementally. Yet sometimes it advances in dramatic leaps and bounds that can stir new hopes for […]

Scientists Find the Oldest Human Skull Outside of Africa

A scrap of skull collected in 1978 and stored for decades in an Athens museum may rewrite the timeline of […]

Is the Human Olfactory Bulb Necessary?

Many people may be living life without a particular brain region – and not suffering any ill-effects. In a new […]

What would a truly modern human look like?

A recurring theme in evolutionary psychology is that humans did not evolve to live in the modern world. Homo sapiens […]

Scientists Experiment With Growing Human Tissues on Tofu, Paper, Ice and More

(Credit: ValentinaKru/Shutterstock) It’s been more than a decade since the first lab-grown organ (a more-or-less functional replacement bladder) was successfully […]

Human Impact: Climate Change and Citizen Science

This blog post is an edited excerpt from Human Impact, a new publication from Science Connected. Edited by Kate Stone and Shayna Keyles, Human […]

Fecal Transplants: A Curious Cure in Human waste

(Credit: Artemida-psy/Shutterstock) In 2008, gastroenterologist Colleen Kelly had a patient with a recurring and debilitating infection of the gut with […]

Human Skull Trophies Help Uncover the Maya’s Mysterious Collapse

Temple 1 at the ancient Maya city of Tikal in Guatemala. (Credit: Rob Crandall/Shutterstock) Two trophy skulls, recently discovered by […]

Crew Dragon Test Mishap Could Delay First SpaceX Human Flight

The SuperDraco thrusters that can propel the Crew Dragon capsule were being tested on Saturday, April 20, when SpaceX says […]

Running Made Us Human: How We Evolved to Run Marathons

Runners taking part in the Boston Marathon. (Credit: Marcio Jose Bastos Silva/Shutterstock) This Monday the 123rd annual Boston Marathon will […]

Running Made Us Human: How We Evolved to Run Marathons

Runners taking part in the Boston Marathon. (Credit: Marcio Jose Bastos Silva/Shutterstock) This Monday the 123rd annual Boston Marathon will […]

The Human Brain Has been Getting Smaller Since the Stone Age

(Credit: Discover magazine; Tory Kallman/Shutterstock and Hein Nouwens/Shutterstock, after Die Frau als Hausarztin (1911)) I don’t mean to alarm you, […]

Scientists Still Stumped By The Evolution of Human Breasts

Primate mothers only develop enlarged breasts during ovulation, whereas human females have them from puberty on. (Credit: Sergey Uryadnikov) “How […]

Scientists Still Stumped By The Evolution of Human Breasts

Primate mothers only develop enlarged breasts during ovulation, whereas human females have them from puberty on. (Credit: Sergey Uryadnikov) “How […]