History shows that behavioural factors play a major role in slowing and stopping disease spread.
The evolution of the strong human bond.
The arrangement of bones in our specimen's fins are the same as those of 'fingers' in tetrapods. The only difference is the digits are locked within the fin, and not free moving.
The skull of Oculudentavis, found encased in amber, provides new clues into the transition from dinosaurs to birds and may be smallest of either ever found.
DNA evidence from the Himba society in Namibia overturns ideas about genetic paternity, and about what it means to be a father.
New research shows animal evolution often involves losing genes and becoming less complex.
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.