Articles by

Tina Hesman Saey

New depictions of ancient hominids aim to overcome artistic biases

Depictions of extinct human ancestors and cousins are often more art than science. Take, for example, two...

Here’s what makes 4 promising COVID-19 vaccines unique — and potentially useful

Barely a year after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, 11 vaccines worldwide...

Some Neandertal genes in people today may protect against severe COVID-19

Some genetic variants inherited from Neandertals may protect against developing severe COVID-19.  A new study looked at...

Making masks fit better can reduce coronavirus exposure by 96 percent

By now, most people have gotten the message that wearing a face mask is one way to...