Our evolutionary need to protect cute things is why we fall for the Pooch Perfect doggy make-overs.
The evolution of a mother's bond with her offspring marked a major change in the story of life.
Early humans in Africa may have interbred with a ghost population that likely split from the ancestors of humans and Neanderthals between 360,000 and 1.02 million years ago.
This fossil find provides strong evidence of an African origin for some Malagasy chameleon lineages.
The answer lies in determining what we are and what we want to become.
Through genetic detective work, scientists have identified missing links in the tomato’s evolution from a wild blueberry-sized fruit in South America to the larger modern tomato of today.
Scientists don't ask how some people evolved to be tall. In the same way, asking how homosexuality evolved is the wrong question. We need to ask how human sexuality evolved in all its forms.
New research has pinpointed the genetic boost behind one of the biggest transformations of life on Earth.
A quirk of psychology that affects the way people learn from others may have helped unlock the complicated technologies and rituals that human culture hinges on.
Our extinct, distant cousins still lived in Indonesia 110,000 years ago.
New research suggests that Earth's oxygenation didn't require difficult and complex evolutionary leaps forward.
How did whales that feed on tiny prey evolve into the largest creatures on Earth? And why don't they get even bigger?
Newly discovered extinct ape Danuvius has some human-like features, but that doesn't mean it could walk like us.
Somewhere out there, just maybe, an alien – probably stranger looking than in our wildest imagination – might be pondering this very question.
The discovery of a perfectly preserved snake skull fossil answers many questions about the evolution of snakes from lizards.
Climate is the most important driver of the colour and brightness of birds' eggs.
The human scream – a response we share with our primate relatives – is more nuanced than you might think.
How many genes do you really need? Are there any that we can lose? Researchers are now identifying species that have streamlined their genome to adapt to a particular lifestyle.
Humans evolved through a series of highly unlikely events – so finding another intelligence like us would be like winning the lottery many times over.
We know that pigs or dogs will never understand prime numbers. Some philosophers think that concepts like consciousness are similarly inaccessible to humans.