1. Anthropology

    Fossil Skull Diversifies Family Tree

    A 3.5-million-year-old skull found in Kenya represents a group of species in the human evolutionary family that evolved separately from australopithecines such as Lucy's kind in Ethiopia.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Fatty plaques are unstable in vessels

    Fatty plaques that form on the inside of blood vessels are less stable and hence more prone to rupture than are hard, calcified plaques.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Parkinson’s implants survive in brain

    Human embryonic stem cells transplanted into the brains of people with Parkinson's disease survive and grow better in patients under 60 years of age than in older patients.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Soy slashes cancer-fostering hormones (with recipe)

  5. Humans

    Where’s the Book?

    Innovative curricula are moving science education away from a reliance on textbooks.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Drug helps against certain breast cancers

    In some patients, the drug trastuzumab, also called Herceptin, slows breast cancer that has spread to other organs.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Narcoleptic dogs still have their day

    Evidence from studies with dachshunds and poodles is suggesting that these small breeds may serve as better models than larger dogs, such as Labrador retrievers, for the more genetically complex narcolepsy in people.

  8. Humans

    Science Talent Search winners shine bright

    Science Service and Intel announced the winners of the 2001 Science Talent Search.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Cancer cells have a ticket to ride

    Cancer cells may spread using the same system that immune system cells use to move through the body.

  10. Health & Medicine

    Gene links eyelids and early menopause

    A gene that orchestrates ovary and eyelid development may be the key to early-onset menopause.

  11. Humans

    Errant Texts

    New studies lambaste popular middle-school science texts for being uninspiring, superficial, and error-ridden.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Berry promising anticancer prospects