The genes controlling nose shape can reveal a lot about our evolutionary history.
Scientists uncover hidden mathematical structures controlling how living cells operate. If this could be used by computers of the future, we may one day be able to understand the brain.
Our bodies are teeming with petty bureaucrats and red tape – it's the very fabric for life on Earth.
Embryos greedily want more resources than their fair share. New research investigates how early in evolution their hormonal tactics arose.
Look beyond transgenic techniques that add new genes to a species. People have used selective breeding techniques to change plants and animals for millennia – why not try them on mosquitoes?
A new project hopes to drill through the Earth's crust for the first time. But what beasties lurk deep beneath our feet?
A new journal article has proposed that women changing their surname acts as a signal of fidelity to their husbands.
If you're a non-scientist, you might have once asked yourself, propped against the bedhead after disappointingly quick intercourse, how long does sex "normally" last?
Cat-borne parasites that may affect human aggression aren't the only microscopic freeloaders that influence their hosts' brains.
If you're hearing a strange chatter in your home, you may have gecko housemates.
New research shows fish are more similar to complex animals like humans and other mammals than we previously thought.
The IOC's changes to transgender policy is useful, but the situation is still complicated.
Science fiction has long warned of technology taking over the world. We're increasingly connected to a digital world that's growing, and more automated. So what if it starts to evolve?
Charles Darwin visited Australia 180 years ago, and while here, he had a revelation that helped spark his insight into evolution by natural selection.
Scientists have used maths to explain why some cats' fur makes them look like they're wearing a tuxedo.
Biologists, along with most of the internet, have been puzzled as to why peacock spiders have such flamboyant courtship displays. So we decided to find out.
Cats share some important genes associated with herbivores – this might explain their particular eating habits.
Biological and genetic explanations of mental illness can weaken people’s sense of control and optimism, and create a bias against effective psychological interventions.
The molecular clock is helping us deepen our knowledge of evolution and completing the tree of life. But how does it actually work?
There's a new counter-culture movement that is seeking to bypass the bureaucracy of science and hack biology for the benefit of the masses.