The end was nigh.
Their days were numbered for quite some time ...
Newly recognised genetic populations carry their evolutionary history with them, and the history of their habits. This is why detecting new species is so important.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer and senior advisor Kellyanne Conway chat.
How do we determine what is fact? An archaeologist explains how the answer has changed over time and why it matters so much now.
Like humans, some animals have evolved a highly developed sense of fairness.
Do organisms adapt after they arrive in new environments or are the adaptations what lets them to move to new locations?
A new understanding of subspecies, such as Reichenow’s Helmeted Guineafowl, can help conserve the birds.
It's difficult to sort out the conservation 'wheat' from the 'chaff' when too many subspecies are defined.
All primates have opposable thumbs – and some flaunt these in the cutest way.
Courtesy of Lory Park Zoo
Much like the hair you carefully rearrange before a selfie, your cheek muscles and the accompanying smile date back about 250 million years.
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We have the penis of a monogamous primate yet our body sizes suggest our ancestors slept around a lot.
Victorian mores influenced ideas not just about men and women but animals too.
Joseph Christian Leyendecker
Victorian attitudes influenced what scientists thought they were observing about sexual behaviors in the animal world. But modern techniques reveal the myth for what it is.
The first teeth may have evolved from combination of scales and tastebuds.
New research shows viruses can effectively turn bacteria into animal-like cells.
How our ancestors ate could explain why today’s humans are mostly right-handed.
The way early humans learned to handle food could explain why the majority of people today are right handed.
A cryptic part of DNA helps keep a species' mutations in check until they become useful.
A juvenile dingo on Fraser Island.
All dingoes are ginger, right? Nope. They don't bark? Wrong again. And they're ultimately just wild dogs? Well, that's trickier, but for conservation purposes the answer is still basically no.
No deep voices here.
Size doesn't always matter when it comes to the pitch of your voice, especially if you're an aquatic mammal.
Understanding how bullying evolved may help us deal with it in modern society.
A simplified Tree of Life summarising the evolutionary relationships among a broad selection of living organisms.
Charles Darwin was one of the first to show connections in the variety of life by using a rough evolutionary tree. Things have developed quite a bit since then.
The armour of the 380 million year old placoderm fish
Scientists have long believed that our distant cousins are the placoderms, and ancient group of armoured fish. But a new study is casting doubt on that view.
Alfred the aetiocetid had teeth but needed a better way to capture his tiny prey.
The largest animals on the planet - the baleen whales - prey on some of the smallest. But how did their teeth evolve into the filters they use today?
A set of fossils that lay forgotten in a museum are revealing new secrets about Britain's prehistoric wildlife.