You can die from stress. Here’s how now

It’s easy to romanticize the body’s devotion to equilibrium in the face of extreme stress. As if it were some untrammeled divinity, a dark and gorgeous liver serenely regulates its life-sustaining activities. Nearby, twin cherubs of the torso, plump kidneys, churn out calls for water and salt. Even Claude Bernard, the 19th-century French physiologist who…

NEW! The controversy surrounding “Dragon Man” demonstrates that human beginnings are still a bit of a muddle

A nearly intact ancient human skull rested at the bottom of a well in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, China, for more than 80 years, according to Chris Stringer. According to legend, laborers building a bridge in Japanese-occupied northeastern China uncovered the specimen from the Songhua River’s bed in 1933. The crew foreman understood the worth…