Humans

  1. Health & Medicine

    Nature’s medicines

    Projects by young scientists show how plants and animals in nature can be a source of new medicines.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Keeping Bugs Away from Food

    Cardboard containers coated with citronella oil keep bugs away.

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  3. Humans

    An ancient childhood

    Knowing what the lives of children were like long ago can help us understand how cultures and societies change.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Food for Life

    New food guidelines emphasize that we should eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

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  5. Archaeology

    Untangling human origins

    New fossil clues point to the earliest known human ancestor.

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  6. Humans

    Makeup science

    Looking your best may be as much a science as it is an art.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    The color of health

    Colorful fruits and vegetables pack a powerful, healthful punch.

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  8. Humans

    A diamond polish for ancient tools

    People in Stone Age China may have used diamonds to polish their stone axes.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Football Scrapes and Nasty Infections

    The scrapes suffered by professional football players on the field can lead to serious skin infections.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Lost Sight, Found Sound

    Brain areas devoted to vision can take on other duties following loss of sight.

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  11. Archaeology

    Decoding a beverage jar

    Ancient pottery provides hints of the world's oldest known wine.

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  12. Animals

    Toxic Birds May Get Poison from Beetles

    Eating certain beetles may make the skin and feathers of some birds poisonous.

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