For decades, scientists have tried to uncover the cause of long-term changes in Earth’s biodiversity. New simulations point at geography playing a critical role.
From dark dragonflies becoming paler to plants flowering earlier, some species are slowly evolving with the climate. Evolutionary biologists explain why few will evolve fast enough.
Rapidly changing temperatures and sensory environments are challenging the nervous systems of many species. Animals will be forced to evolve to survive.
‘Assembly theory’ aims to explain evolution without biology. Is it a dazzling breakthrough or an attempt to answer questions nobody asked?
Researchers discovered a satellite virus latching onto the neck of another virus called MindFlayer. Studying the viral arms race between similar viruses could lead to new ways to fight infections.
From math to evolutionary game theory, looking at cancer through different lenses can offer further insights on how to approach treatment resistance, metastasis and health disparities.
Life seems to just mysteriously ‘emerge’ from non-living parts, such as elementary particles.
Life on Our Planet has some important messages about the nature of evolution, and what the future may hold for us.
New research looks at how different species have managed to cross geographic barriers throughout history and whether their individual traits played a crucial role in these journeys.
Groundbreaking study demonstrates how behaviour drives long-term evolution over 20 million years.
Charles Darwin knew the evidence from fossils contradicted evolution. Researchers are still trying to work out the problem today.
A new cross-species study shows same-sex sexual behaviour has social benefits for groups, which explains its high frequency in humans and other mammals.
The answers lie in early human evolution.
Recent study investigated how fast genes are being transferred between distantly related species.
A new study modelled how a game of snog, marry, avoid, may play out in the animal kingdom.
A new study reveals how the geography of global climates influences the rich patterns of species diversity in an ever-changing world.
Scientists had thought a ‘dogxim’ was impossible until one was discovered in Brazil
Ancient religious customs have accelerated the evolutionary process of humans becoming more cooperative.
Our airspace has only started to become cluttered recently – many birds are struggling to navigate through it.
Evolutionary biology and the fossil record reveal a great deal about the origins of chickens and eggs.