America's early dogs are all gone – save for their rather nasty cancer.
By sequencing the genomes of other species, we can better understand our place in natural history.
Stick insects may be using birds to disperse their eggs, just as plant do.
Brindabellaspis had eyes on the top of the head, facing upwards, and a skull stretched into a long and broad snout. Although around 400 million years old, it was clearly a specialised fish.
Boston Dynamic's robots are inspired by nature for good reason.
A new study of an ancient fossil has found it to be the earliest lizard known, so far. It shows they survived one the greatest mass extinctions on Earth.
In this age of the pseudo-factual, its more important than ever to acquaint ourselves with the foundations of the scientific tradition, such as Darwin's Origin of Species.
A 400 million year old fossilised fish skull gives us very early and previously unknown clues about how boney fishes evolved into the vertebrates we see today on Earth - including us humans.
As the climate warms, some species will not be able to evolve fast enough to adapt to the new conditions. Rachael Bay examined DNA for clues as to which yellow warblers were most vulnerable.
Recent discoveries of ancient viruses are helping scientists understand their origins.
New research shows that ground-dwelling birds were more likely to survive the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period.
No mother wants their baby to develop jaundice, but it turns out that they should probably be grateful.
We don't have evidence that can point us to the exact purpose of yawning. But there are several theories.
New research shows green-blooded skinks have evolved multiple times, which could help lead to explanation as to why.
Why do some people reject scientifically accepted ideas? A psychotherapist points to black-and-white thinking as part of the explanation.
Most of our genes descend directly from the last common ancestor of animals.
A theory is not meant to be a final statement of how things are, but just the latest stage of ongoing research and new discoveries.
Why was one gene mutation that affects hair, teeth, sweat glands and breasts ubiquitous among ice age Arctic people? New research points to the advantage it provided for ancestors of Native Americans.
As a post-antibiotic future beckons, how can humanity protect itself against the proliferation of superbugs? Research suggests 'drug sanctuaries' in hospitals could be a promising solution.
New research shows the Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia have evolved bigger spleens to store more oxygen-rich blood.