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  1. Anthropology

    Fossil autopsy claims Lucy fell from tree

    A contested study suggests a famous fossil ancestor plunged to her death.

  2. Astronomy

    These 2016 stories could be really big — if they’re true

    These findings would have rocked the scientific world, if only the evidence were more convincing.

  3. Neuroscience

    Fentanyl’s death toll is rising

    The ability of fentanyl, an opioid, to freeze chest muscles within minutes may be to blame for some overdoses, a new autopsy study shows.

  4. Anthropology

    Buff upper arms let Lucy climb trees

    Australopithecus afarensis’ heavily built arms supported tree climbing, scans of Lucy’s fossils suggest.

  5. Environment

    The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing

    Air pollution levels have come down since the 1970s, but smog is being linked with a growing list of diseases, including dementia, obesity, diabetes and even Parkinson’s.

  6. Neuroscience

    Nerve cell links severed in early stages of Alzheimer’s

    Nerve cell connections may be trimmed too much in early stages of Alzheimer’s.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Elephants’ cancer-protection secret may be in the genes

    An extra dose of cancer-fighting genes may be the secret to elephants’ long life spans.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Mummies reveal hardened arteries

    Mummy studies suggest heart disease is an ancient malady, not just the product of modern diets and sedentary lifestyles.

  9. Anthropology

    Year in Review: Slain king’s bones dug up

    The king’s skeleton reveals fatal wounds.

  10. Neuroscience

    Narcolepsy may be an autoimmune disease

    Narcolepsy occurs when wayward immune forces launch an attack on brain cells responsible for wakefulness, a new study suggests.

  11. Health & Medicine

    Signs of trauma documented in living brains

    Molecular signature of injury seen in scans of retired NFL players.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Getting the picture of how someone died

    CT scans can often reveal a clear cause of death, possibly making some autopsies unnecessary, British researchers find.