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The oldest paintings ever found on Earth were not made by humans — research

Neanderthals were producing non-figurative art tens of millennia before the arrival of Homo sapiens in Europe.

Science

New mRNA cancer vaccine has a key difference from most jabs

The new Moderna shot trains the immune system to fight off tumors.

Mind and Body

Do detox diets work? A dietician breaks down the murky science

What you should know to avoid a slew of negative side effects of detox diets.

Opinion
Science

Deep-sea mining could power a clean energy future — but there’s a cost

We still know more about the Moon’s surface than the deep ocean floor.

Opinion
Science

Why is January so dark and cold? Here’s the truth about winter’s gloomiest days

An atmospheric scientist explains the weather and climate factors that combine to produce wintry conditions.

Mind and Body

Research confirms a fact about the clitoris the Ancient Greeks understood

The genital organ was misunderstood for centuries.

Innovation

3D-printed “organs” could lead to better drugs

Early-stage animal and cell studies for new medications can’t effectively mimic the human body — but organs-on-chips could.

Mind and Body

Can we transform cancer cells back to normal cells? This therapy could pave the way

How cells become cancerous is a process researchers are still trying to fully understand.

Innovation

An ambitious plan could help repair one of California’s biggest ecological catastrophes

Without intervention, the sea’s entire ecosystem could collapse.

Opinion

Are gas stoves dangerous? Here’s why a federal ban is actually a good idea

One gas stove can contribute more to your exposure than an entire highway full of vehicles.

Science

Is your dog right or left-pawed? One factor could determine their dominant hand

Just like humans (and cats), some dogs prefer to use one paw over the other.

Opinion

Study reveals one brilliant brain hack that can unlock your creativity

To test the link between creative thinking and emotional reappraisal, we surveyed 279 people.

Culture

2,454 years ago, one eerily familiar event led to the downfall of Ancient Athens

During the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, Thucydides was cited frequently, and for a good reason.

Innovation
Mind and Body

Use these 3 expert-backed tips to combat the remote-work blues

Gig work comes with some upsides, like being one’s own boss or setting one’s own schedule.

Science

Why is January so depressing? Blame the Earth’s tilt

Some locations have it better off than others.