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.
The fossil record tells conflicting stories about what happened to flowering plants after the asteroid.
The heat and chills that come with fever are not only uncomfortable but also metabolically costly. Increased body temperature, however, can make all the difference when you’re sick.
Climate change is making fires more frequent and severe in the Canary Islands, pushing plants to their evolutionary limit.
We may have become the most complex living creature in part by accident and replication of error.
Plants have not lost their capacity for innovation over the years, finds new study.
Flies often beat out competitors for food because of their specialized sensing organs called antennae.
Echidnas are seemingly everywhere in Australia, from the Red Centre to snowy mountains. And that’s just the start of what makes them interesting
New research sheds light on the interconnected nature of the human genome and what this means for future gene therapies.
Just as Darwin’s finches evolved specialised beaks to target prey, 3D modelling of 61 museum specimens reveals albatross beaks vary in size and shape for different diets. They can also drink seawater.
UFOs are back in the limelight after claims made by whistleblowers in the USA, but is it possible that aliens have visited Earth?
Humans have been making symbols for numbers for thousands of years. Different cultures developed their own symbols, but all use addition and multiplication, suggesting arithmetic is a universal truth.
Some footprints last thousands or even millions of years, preserved in sand that turned to rock.
It’s not just cats and dogs – we often feel a deep emotional bond with small animals like rabbits and guinea-pigs too.
Trumpetfish are the first known predator to hide behind another animal when hunting.
New research dating and reading the rocks of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia reveals a fascinating story about how complex life emerged on our planet.
Natural selection changed just 13 genes to separate your Felix and Fluffy from their African wildcat ancestor.
Despite the prevalent view that people with large bodies should simply eat less and move more, it’s nearly impossible to fight our genetic heritage or other factors that are not within our control.
Ancient humans chose to sleep less, which had evolutionary benefits. For modern humans, sleeping less is futile and detrimental, but fitness may be a powerful ally in today’s epidemic of sleep loss.