History

Science
Discovery gives crucial new insight into Neanderthals' minds
Sarah Sloat
Science
X-rays reveal a surprise inside 200 million-year-old dinosaur eggs
Nina Pullano
Culture
8 tips from polar explorers for surviving months of isolation
Daniella McCahey
Science
Cold War nuclear bomb testing reveals an enduring underwater mystery
Nina Pullano
Entertainment
V.E. Schwab reads an exclusive preview of 'The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue'
Chelsea Szmania
Science
2 million-year-old ancient human skull fossils rewrite the “story of us”
Ali Pattillo
Science
Skull scans reveal the tragic end of a prehistoric monster bear
Nina Pullano
Entertainment
io9 founder Annalee Newitz reads a story about fixing the past
Chelsea Szmania
Science
What truths lie in the ancient bones of a teen? Scientists are finding out
Sarah Sloat
Science
3-million-year-old brains reveal ancient humans like Lucy had a surprisingly modern childhood
Nina Pullano
Science
800,000-year-old tooth presents a new chapter of human history
Sarah Sloat
Science
Ancient bones tell a swinging story about our tree-climbing ancestors — study
Nina Pullano
Entertainment
How Anthony Boyle learned to be Jewish
Jake Kleinman
Entertainment
'The Plot Against America' star on the dangers of fascism today
Jake Kleinman
Science
A tiny bone has added insight to how our ancestors got around the jungle
Amélie Beaudet
Science
Neanderthals ate food thought to be crucial to human intelligence — study
Sarah Sloat
Science
Meet Dineobellator, a new, fierce dinosaur species from 67 million years ago
Sofia Quaglia
Mind and Body
Spanish flu facts: Top 10 misconceptions about the "greatest pandemic"
Richard Gunderman
Science
555-million-year-old fossil may reveal human’s earliest relatives
Nina Pullano
Mind and Body
Ignaz Semmelweis: Why the “father of infection control” is so important today
Ali Pattillo
Science
Spring equinox: Why Spring 2020 is the earliest in over 100 years
Mike Brown
Innovation
Moon-scouring tech is being used to find old bombs in the Earth
Thor Benson
Science
Meet the ‘Wonderchicken,’ the oldest-ever bird fossil discovery
Nina Pullano
Science
Discovered: 25,000-year-old structure made from the bones of an Ice Age beast
Sarah Sloat
Science
Excavation of 3,400-year-old ballcourt rewrites the origin of an ancient, brutal game
Nina Pullano
Science
A new discovery reveals Earth has not always had a 24-hour day
Sofia Quaglia
Science
Ancient stone tools tell an epic new story about Neanderthals
Kseniya Kolobova, Maciej T. Krajcarz and Richard 'Bert' Roberts
Science
Paleontologists unearth a "real Jurassic Park" in Scotland
Nina Pullano
Science
The "March of Progress" evolution illustration is even better when you see what it gets wrong.
Jordi Paps and Cristina Guijarro-Clarke
Science
Half-billion-year-old, fern-like animals may be the first social network
Sofia Quaglia
Science
Homo erectus study reveals 4 new facts about this ancient human
Sarah Sloat
Mind and Body
Smallpox, seatbelts, and smoking: 3 ways public health has saved lives from history to the modern day
Hassan Vally
Science
3-billion-year-old rocks reveal just how dramatically different Earth once was
Nina Pullano
Science
What happened 129,000 years ago in Antarctica could be our future
Chris Fogwill, Chris Turney and Zoë Thomas
Innovation
Smithsonian releases massive database of free content
Thor Benson
Science
Ancient stone tools found in India tell an inspiring story about early humans
Sarah Sloat
Science
A billion-year-old seaweed fossil has completely rewritten ancient history
Nina Pullano
Science
Early humans in Africa may have mated with a mysterious species
George Busby
Science
“Super-archaics:" Meet the humans who may have mated with your ancestors
Sarah Sloat
Science
Trillions of tiny organisms may have shaped humanity in 3 ways
Emma Betuel
Mind and Body
Funeral flowers for a Neanderthal: New study reveals humanity and spirituality
Emma Betuel
Science
The Strange Quest to Crack the Voynich Code
Jillian Foley
Culture
For Israelis and Palestinians, a Battle Over a Humble Plant
Shira Rubin
Science
Why Zealandia is so different from other continents
Gerald Dickens and Rupert Sutherland
Science
Dinosaurs: New study upends a belief many learned in elementary school
Nina Pullano
Science
Ancient "ghost" DNA identified in living humans
Sarah Sloat
Science
Liberals and conservatives are both bad at one thing, but neither can admit it
Adrian Bardon
Science
Woolly mammoth genetics study reveals their miserable, lonely end
Nina Pullano
Science
Scientists grew trees from 2000-year-old seeds and the outcome may be delicious
Nina Pullano
Science
9,990-year-old skull may rewrite ancient American history
Sarah Sloat