Westerners have long shunned obese people, and this attitude now pervades much of the globe. Was this always the case?
In this original animated video, anthropological research helps reveal the surprising story behind fat in the human body and in cultures around the world.
Around the world, at least two billion people routinely consume insects. One anthropologist believes geography and colonization can explain why some populations are too squeamish to stomach such foods.
Coastlines around the world boast hints of ancient humans who gathered and traveled along the edges of the world, where land meets sea.
By counting the number of neurons in brains, one scientist revolutionized our view of why Homo sapiens and nonhuman primates are so much smarter than other animals.
Archaeologists have found tiny pieces of ancient bread from hunter-gatherers that predate agriculture by about 4,000 years.