As we go from fishing to fish farming, we should borrow restorative approaches from permaculture.
Dogs have lived with Indigenous Americans since before they came to the continent together 10,000 years ago. A new analysis reveals the lineage of one 1800s ‘woolly dog’ from the Pacific Northwest.
If we weren’t here to shape, feed and care for our dogs – how might they change?
Archaeological data alone can’t always help to answer researchers’ questions: multiple lines of evidence are needed.
There’s been a long-standing debate over whether dingoes started out wild or domesticated. One thing is clear – they had a close relationship with First Peoples.
Evolutionary biology and the fossil record reveal a great deal about the origins of chickens and eggs.
Dogs have rich emotional lives in which they can coexist with different species, and even forge bonds outside of their own species.
Natural selection changed just 13 genes to separate your Felix and Fluffy from their African wildcat ancestor.
Why did the chicken cross the globe? A new study has revealed how chickens were domesticated.
Octopus build cities, establish hierarchies and show social group behaviours. Domesticating will mean creating a new kind of octopus, with ecological and ethical implications.
While humans domesticate plants and animals, these relationships are surprisingly rare in other species. Our new study found a species of fish that appears to have domesticated a kind of tiny shrimp.
Archaeologists have long argued over when and how people first domesticated horses. A decade ago, new techniques appeared to have provided answers – but further discoveries change the story again.
Through genetic detective work, scientists have identified missing links in the tomato’s evolution from a wild blueberry-sized fruit in South America to the larger modern tomato of today.
Your taste for cheese and yoghurt may never have been satisfied were it not for illicit microbial sex.
Human changes to the living world have benefited us, but the ecological consequences are mounting.
Our research shows that, millions of years from now, fossilised chicken bones will mark the era of human domination.
A new study of ancient Botai horses turns our knowledge about wild and domestic horses on its head.
Scientists have shown the origins of today’s popular ‘tabby’ cat.
New study finds little evidence that farmers consciously tried to turn wild plants into more useful crops.
Many are embarrassed to publicly show too much grief over the death of a dog. But research has shown just how devastating the loss can be.