Humans wouldn't get very far without bones — literally.
If you are an arthropod, you’ve come to the wrong place. About 98 percent of all animals are invertebrates, meaning they have no backbone or internal skeletal system, and humans happen to be in the minority. Humans: Read on to learn all about your 206 bones (270 if you’re a newborn), plus the ligaments, tendons, and cartilage that connects them.
A Pictish man with a rugged face who was brutally murdered 1,400 years ago may have been royalty, new research finds.
2,000 years ago, a ragtag group of Germanic tribesmen was slaughtered in battle. How they were buried has archaeologists turning their heads.
When this soldier lost her left ear in a car crash, Army surgeons helped her grow a new one — on her forearm.
A chilling skeleton in Italy shows a mother who gave birth after she and her baby were already dead.
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The face of a 1,400-year-old murder victim is seeing the light of day, now that scientists have digitally reconstructed his features.
CT scans of "Lucy," a human ancestor that lived 3 million years ago, reveal evidence in the structure of her bones that suggests she climbed trees as well as a walked on the ground.