Relatively little is known about the social structure of many early American societies, but genetics have just uncovered a female dynasty that existed for centuries.
Here's a look at flagrant instances of "alternative facts" presented as science.
The discovery of more than 100 seeds in northern China could offer insight into ancient crop varieties and the food people ate two millennia ago.
Aging at the cellular level depends on a wide array of factors — including diet. New research is focusing on factors that could help extend life.
The MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change contest is offering a nine-figure grant for a plan to solve a major world problem.
Due to a lack of guidance, some doctors are three times more likely to prescribe an opioid than other doctors within the same hospital, a new study found.
The ancient, gold-ornamented weapon found in Scotland still has fur skin around its scabbard.
Large-scale geoengineering interventions could cool the planet, yet the environmental costs are unclear.
Facing attacks from the Trump administration on the integrity of government science, the organization has put forward guidelines for upholding scientific standards.
We spend way too much time looking in the wrong places — but science offers clues to improve our house hunting.