Changes in our environment can reveal previously hidden mutations in our DNA with potentially good and bad consequences.
The newly discovered Heracles inexpectatus stood nearly a metre tall. And its fossil bones sat undiscovered on a museum shelf for more than a decade before its hefty status was finally appreciated.
New evidence boosts the idea that species with males who compete for mates adapt faster to changing circumstances.
Media coverage of sharks often exaggerates risks to people, but more than 500 shark species have never been known to attack humans, and there's lots to learn about them.
Happiness is a human construct, an abstract idea with no biological basis. But this is something to be happy about.
The ethnic and religious composition of our societies is increasing rapidly. How will these changes impact our quality of life?
Remains found in the Joggins Cliffs at the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia reveal further clues about ancient ecosystems.
Scrapping the idea of a species is an extreme idea – but perhaps a good one.
A new study shows the enigmatic hominin species Australopithecus africanus may have breastfed young for around 5-6 years – a very costly practice for the mother.
New research outlines how the ancestors of modern humans interbred with several archaic human groups on the passage from Africa to Australia.
The fish at your favourite lake may be outsmarting you.
A shift in climate, along with other environmental disruptions and the invasion of competitors and new predators all likely played an important role in reshaping ancient elephants' brains.
Human eyes are very complex and are good at doing many jobs at once, while spiders have different sorts of eyes that do different jobs.
Why do some animals amputate their own limbs? Turns out, there's a whole bunch of reasons why this strategy has evolved.
Researchers were surprised to learn that in 38 countries, lost wallets with higher sums of money were returned more often than those with smaller amounts.
Ladybirds do not have tails because they have no backbones.
Modern science clashes with the idea that the rise of Homo Sapiens was a fluke.
A large number of young people are reluctant to accept evolution. How we teach the topic might be a key reason why.
Resistance to antibiotics is not a new trait, and it is impossible to prevent. But it is possible to avoid its spread.
With the opioid crisis there is no doubt that physicians need safer, nonaddictive pain killers. Now new insights on how to create these are coming from an unlikely source: the naked mole rat.