Burial land is running low in certain parts of the world. It’s about time we started to consider the environmental cost of our final resting place.
Derided as ‘toys for the rich,’ the specimens being bought and sold raise broader questions about the relationship between science and capitalism.
Scientists themselves seemed to be unaware that their lack of comment on the absurdity of apartheid was a statement in itself.
Hard and strong, or bendy and flexible? A cartilaginous skeleton provides advantages in the ocean, but wouldn’t stand up to life on land.
We’re searching for ways to use recovered bones and teeth to better understand time spent in the sea, and the overall journey of the mortal remains.
This tool can identify cause of death by fatal lightning strike in skeletonised remains.
New analysis of Anglo-Saxon skulls suggests that being an Anglo-Saxon was a matter of language and culture, and not genetics.
Using the incredible wealth of fossil data and a modern ecological theory, researchers estimated population density for the extinct apex predator.
Hollywood loves a good monster battle, and where better to turn for inspiration than the animal kingdom? Traits from real animals can provide clues about the fighting prowess of Kong and Godzilla.
Nutrients and energy contained within dead animals are repurposed and repackaged into living, breathing insects.
People have lived with infectious disease throughout the millennia, with culture and biology influencing each other. Archaeologists decode the stories told by bones and what accompanies them.
Through science, art and technology, we are able to reconstruct the faces of the dead based on their remains. The researcher who did this work for descendants in Sutherland explains the process.
When the University of Cape Town discovered skeletons in its archive that had been unethically obtained and used, they set about restoring justice to the bones and the community they came from.