Citizen science game offered clues to why shore crabs get greener as they grow.
This is the story of how seeds came together bit-by-bit over a really long time, as plants evolved.
When geneticists create mice with special traits, there is no way to be sure that they will be inherited by the offspring. But a new genetic tool called a gene drive may fix the problem.
No area of archaeology has seen such vibrant change in recent times than how we understand our family tree. Could 2019 be the year we learn more about our mysterious ancestor Homo erectus?
As the new year gets underway, millions will make resolutions. The author explains why resolving to live in accordance with the way humans have evolved could go a long way to increasing happiness.
Did you ever consider that human beings might have a breeding season? Birth seasonality exists – and has interesting implications for childhood disease outbreaks.
Although often separated as two unique subjects in science, geology and biology have been intricately intertwined since life on Earth first evolved billions of years ago.
Why are humans the only animals with chins?
There is an urgent need to reconsider the importance of diversity. It is not a simple wealth. It is both a property of the living and an essential condition for its survival.
Ancient stone tools found in what is now Algeria show early humans likely spread across Africa more rapidly than first thought.
The marine creature amphioxus allows scientists to explore some of the steps that took place as simple creatures evolved to become complex animals.
Analysis of bones from over hundreds and thousands of years ago suggests that our skeleton today is more fragile than that of our ancestors.
Natural selection isn't the only factor deciding human evolution.
New research shows shallow, near-land seas similar to Bass Strait were critical in the early days of fish evolution. These are the waters we need to protect now to ensure ongoing biodiversity.
An Ig Nobel Prize-winning study suggests we need to rethink why imitation evolved.
New research into beetles shows larvae are stronger and grow better when raised by two parents working together than a single parent working alone.
Artificial intelligence research owes a lot to biology and chemistry.
Where do the pretty colours of the harlequin ladybug come from? A single gene draws the colour patterns of this familiar insect.
Our children all know the little clownfish Nemo, star of the Pixar film. But why does he have three stripes, rather than one or two? Developmental and evolutionary biology are revealing the answer.
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to work on how to use the principles of evolution to create new medical treatments and renewable fuels.