Neanderthals Modified White-Tailed Eagle Claws

Discovery – possibly of jewelry – from 130,000 years ago sheds new light on cognitive abilities of human predecessors. Image credit: Luka Mjeda, Zagreb  

Air Pollution and Slower Cognitive Development

Barcelona study suggests the developing brain may be vulnerable to traffic-related pollution well into middle childhood. Image credit: Icelight, Flickr

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