More Stories in Humans

  1. Science & Society

    Let’s learn about why schools should start later

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Toddler now thrives after prenatal treatment for a genetic disease

    Ayla was treated before birth for the rare, life-threatening Pompe disease. Now a thriving 16-month-old toddler, her treatments will still need to continue.

  3. Brain

    Playing video games may improve your memory and attention

    The biggest research study of its kind finds that video gamers perform better on some mental tasks than nongamers do.

  4. Humans

    This ancient ivory comb reveals a wish to be free of lice

    The comb bears the earliest known complete sentence written in a phonetic alphabet, researchers say.

  5. Health & Medicine

    An asthma treatment may also help tame cat allergies

    Adding a therapy used to treat asthma improved cat allergy symptoms for more than a year, a small study found.

  6. Archaeology

    King Tut’s tomb still holds secrets 100 years after its discovery

    New details of Tut’s story are still coming to light. Here are three things to know on the 100th anniversary of his tomb’s discovery.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Scientists Say: Infection

    Infections range from mild illnesses, such as the common cold, to deadly diseases, such as rabies.

  8. Humans

    Long-lost ‘smellscapes’ are wafting from artifacts and old texts

    By studying and reviving old scents, archaeologists are finding new clues about how ancient Egyptians experienced their world through smell.

  9. Humans

    Eight billion people now live on Earth — a new record

    The global population hit this milestone on November 15, according to an estimate from the United Nations.