Ultra-Processed Foods Make Us Eat More, and It’s Not About Their Nutritional Makeup
Two groups of study participants were offered nutritionally identical diets. Those eating ultra-processed foods consumed more calories and gained weight.
What Prompted the Mass Sacrifice of Hundreds of Children and Llamas in Ancient Peru?
Archaeologists think the ritual, which felled 137 children and 200 llamas, might have been motivated by recent natural disaster.
Fish Have Feelings, Too
Our long-overlooked aquatic cousins have emotions, social lives, and intelligence—yet we continue to view them primarily as fillets. Some scientists hope to change that.
To Communicate With Apes, We Must Do It On Their Terms
Humans and apes share nearly 99% of the same DNA, but language is one thing that seems to irreconcilably differentiate our species. Is that by necessity of nature, though, or simply a question of nurture?
Would You Give the Government Your Genome?
This former Soviet territory just became the first country to support genetic information services for its citizens. Here’s what’s at stake.
Rethinking Science’s Magic Number
Behind nearly every piece of science news you read is a magic number: the p-value.
Linguists Discover New Language Spoken By Just 280 People
It has no words for ownership and lots of ways to talk about sharing.
Bringing Change to the Food System with Blockchain
The technology behind the bitcoin cryptocurrency could make the trip from farm to table more transparent.
Finding Future Tech in an Ancient Art
Origami is driving a revolution in materials science and robotics.