Humans & Society | Science News

Be a Champion for Science

Get your subscription to

Science News when you join.

Humans & Society

Topic Image Rail

opioid pills

DOCTOR’S ORDERS  Opioids may seem like overkill for an ankle sprain. But some people who visited ERs with the minor injury in 2011 and 2012 were prescribed the drugs, raising questions if some are being needlessly exposed to the potentially addictive painkillers, a new study finds.

baby orangutan

MOM’S A CHAMP  This baby orangutan could guzzle its mom’s milk for more than eight years, the longest of any wild mammal on record.

Pueblo del Arroyo

IN NEW LIGHT  Recent research suggests that the ancient Chaco society of the U.S. Southwest was founded by locals and run by a female lineage for hundreds of years. The best-known Chaco structures are great houses, massive, multilevel buildings represented here by the remains of Pueblo del Arroyo.

Humans & Society

Subscribe to RSS - Humans & Society