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June 19, 2019


Did Agriculture Change Human Language?

A new study proposes that by switching from a hunter-gatherer diet to an agrarian one, early humans may have changed the way people speak today.

June 19, 2017


An image taken of an Albertosaurus fossil at the Royal Tyrell Museum

The Story In Their Teeth

The long incubation period for dinosaurs may have contributed to their extinction.

June 1, 2017


Your ancient ancestors probably subsisted on a diet of meat and starchy foods, including grasses.

Your Ancestors Ate Grass

It's amazing what ancient teeth can tell us about the past.

November 8, 2016


Even excluding those with dental problems, some people have only thirty, or even twenty-eight teeth.

Evolution In Your Mouth

Humans may be evolving toward having less than thirty-two teeth.

June 23, 2016



Something’s Rotten At AMOS

Fact or myth: Drinking soda pop causes tooth decay?

April 20, 2016



No Drill, Fewer Cavities

Treating early tooth decay is more effective than undergoing the drill.

September 1, 2015



Getting Rid of Cavities    

Here's how to undo the damage caused by tooth decay:

September 23, 2014



Why Are We Born With Baby Teeth?

Infant jaws are too small to accommodate adult-sized teeth, so smaller teeth are necessary until the jaw grows to its mature size.

June 8, 2014


Hippos may not swim, but they do get around in the water pretty well.

Do Hippos Swim?

Hippos hang out in the water most of the time, but are they good swimmers?

May 16, 2014


The zipper combines wedges and hooks to make fastening things together extremely easy.

Ode To The Zipper

The zipper is an amazing bit of technology that works so well we barely even think about it.

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