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“Human Body”

Feb 25, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Without protective fur to safeguard against sun damage, our ancestors went from pale-skinned to dark-skinned.
Feb 14, 2014 02:04 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Mothers produce breast milk that differs depending on the baby's gender, new research shows. Continue reading →
Feb 11, 2014 06:13 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Strange, elongated skulls found in South America are spawning theories about unknown humans and aliens. But why?
Feb 6, 2014 09:43 AM ET // Laura Poppick, LiveScience
We aren't likely to see quintuple jumps in Olympic figure skating soon because the human body just can't spin any more times in midair.
Jan 30, 2014 12:29 PM ET
From humans to monkeys to lizards to frogs, every known species, both living and extinct, with a jaw and a backbone has paired limbs! Trace discusses how our stomachs could be the reason why many species evolved into creatures with four appendages.
Oct 21, 2013 09:00 AM ET
If you think about it, skeletons aren't awesome. Instead of the super strong shells or exoskeletons so many other animals have, we have internal skeletons that leave us highly vulnerable. But it turns out our skeletons are an evolutionary advantage.