Next time you bite down on something you're eating, spare a thought for the evolutioniary leap made by an ancient fish that gave rise to our jaws.
Wildlife in wilderness areas have more genetic diversity, which is better for their survival.
Were legs a quirk of genetic mutation rather than an evolutionary inevitability?
Uncovering the monsters of the prehistoric deep.
In part two of our podcast on rebooting, we explore what would happen if humanity was wiped out, take a look at a political comeback in France, and get a taste of a revamped US institution.
David Attenborough's latest BBC documentary indulges wishful thinking over evidence.
Humans have invented many technologies to survive better – spears, pots, calculators, even language. With language, however, the raw material used to fashion the technology is the human body itself.
They look like stripey horses – so why don't we ride them?
New research reveals that the first songbirds emerged from Australia when a new chain of islands formed.
That deafening din was millions of years in the making.
It may make sense for intelligent aliens to have two eyes and ears on one head, and to walk upright. But other particulars – including their colour – are more open to speculation.
Humpback whales have been spotted fending off killer whales from attacking other species. But this kind of interspecies altruism raises an evolutionary conundrum.
Many South African teachers don't accept the theory of evolution. They feel deeply conflicted when they have to teach it to their pupils as part of the life sciences curriculum.
We drew inspiration from nature's response to complexity to help program the winning team in this year's RoboCup Simulation League.
Humans can more easily tolerate tumours in large or paired organs than in small, critical ones. This could be why the latter have evolved more cancer-fighting mechanisms.
The Nullarbor is an arid, treeless expanse today. But several hundred thousand years ago it was home to a menagerie of species, including two newly discovered giant cuckoo-like birds.
How new species are created is at the core of the theory of evolution. Mammals may be a good example of how sex chromosome change drove major groups apart.
Our planet's huge range of environments has led some animals to evolve some bizarre but very useful features.
To understand how some creatures evolved, you need to see how their brain developed over millions of years. That's now possible thanks to some clever use of scanning technology.
Islands are very special when it comes to quirks of evolution.