The experiment involved nearly 150 infants and, among other objects, an animated cup, an umbrella and a smiley face.

Spending a year in space did not make the NASA astronaut a mutant.

"We’re dealing with some very early evidence of the evolution of fundamental human capabilities very early in our species,” researcher Rick Potts said.


Giving thanks for science

We know you'll be talking politics at your family's Thanksgiving dinner. Here are 10 great science stories worth discussing, too.

Teddy Roosevelt shot this lion 107 years ago. The world is about to see it again.

Smithsonian conservators are dusting off the specimen for its first public appearance in decades. What forgotten stories can it tell?

The baby who was ‘born’ twice

Doctors removed 23-week-old Lynlee Boemer from her mother's womb to operate on a rare tumor. She was then carried nearly to term and born 'again' June 6.

“This is a breakthrough paper,” one expert in ancient DNA says of the new findings, which identified Denisovan genes in Southeast Asia.

Listen to scientists' first-ever recording of thunder within the ash cloud of a volcanic eruption.

"If you see a singing bird, just don't start by assuming it's a male,” one biologist said.

Trump said he first conceived the idea as a joke. It's not clear if he is still joking.

A megalodon was roughly three times the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex and had a jaw powerful enough to crush a car.

The feathered dinosaur Archaeopteryx has bones that record the stress of flight, authors of a new study say.

Load More