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David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Socialism is a dirty word, perhaps deservedly so. But the real trouble resides with our persistent use, and misuse, of a word we made dirty. Vocabulary so encumbered is like bathwater we refuse to drain; it takes on an opacity that quite obscures the baby

Tiny Artifacts Shift Debate Over Early Humans' Intelligence

Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 11/07/2012 01:19 PM EST on LiveScience Rocks carved into ancient stone arrowheads or into let...

Tiny Fossil Settles Big Debate About Human Ancestors

Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/25/2012 02:12 PM EDT on LiveScience Despite the ability to walk upright, early relatives o...

Famed Scientist Sounds Off On Evolution Debate's Future

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 02.24.2013 | Science

NEW YORK -- Richard Leakey predicts skepticism over evolution will soon be history. Not that the avowed atheist has any doubts himself....

Sex With Neanderthals: The Ultimate Immunity Boost

Priya Malhotra | Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago
Priya Malhotra

One key contributor to a good immune system is good genes. Lately, researchers have been asking, Where did these "good genes" come from? The answer: sex with Neanderthals.

Researchers: Humans Crowded Out Neanderthals

AP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Were the Neanderthals simply crowded out by the ancestors of modern humans? That's the theory of a pair of British researchers, who say...

The Wanderer May Have Been A Woman

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.01.2011 | Denver

-- In modern times, men explored the New World. But 2 million years earlier, the men among our pre-human forerunners stayed put and it was the women ...