Many of us have had crooked, ill-fitting teeth at some point in our lives. The reason has a lot to do with what we eat.
How and when our ancestors mastered the use of fire remains a hotly debated question. Researchers are hunting for answers buried in ancient ash and baked soils.
The legacy of colonialism in West Africa continues to impact how communities engage with public health and conservation efforts. Taking a new approach to these can increase trust and save lives.
Native Americans are losing their ability to live off the land as it has crumbled into the Gulf of Mexico. Some of them are trying to figure out how to survive on what's left.
Conservationists have long worried about the effects of subsistence hunting on animal populations in the Amazon. But species resilience and local knowledge complicate the story.
Did slaves contribute more than solely their labor to the success of rice plantations in the New World? In pursuit of the answer, one researcher is extracting little bits of memoir trapped inside rice grains.