A very early mammal ancestor is one of the most recent discoveries at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia. This new finding sheds further light on theories of mammalian evolution.
Squirrels and chipmunks are distant cousins who have grown a little more apart from each other over millions of years.
A bereavement counsellor on grief, loss and longing.
Studying bird evolution has led to engineering innovations, including drones that can fly sideways and backwards, and silent wind turbines.
Freedom of movement for survival.
Climate change is affecting our planet's biodiversity, yet some species can find ways to adapt. Using citizen-science data, a French research team is studying how birds adjust to local heat levels.
New research suggests African monkeys crossed the ocean to South America earlier than previously thought.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is constantly mutating. What do these mutations reveal about this virus's evolution? And will this knowledge help us to develop a long-lasting vaccine?
Using distance to avoid getting sick has deep evolutionary roots for humans and many other species.
The three-toed skink can give birth to live young and lay eggs in the same pregnancy. What can this little critter teach us about the evolution of live birth?
If we are not careful, the coronavirus pandemic could lead to a rise in xenophobic attitudes.
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.