Evolution


10 July 2018

The DNA from 5000 ancient bone fragments from New Zealand reveals the cost to the natural world of human arrival...

22 May 2018

We've been unpicking the genomes of T. rex's descendents to find out...

15 March 2018

I often get a rock or a twig for my birthday. It probably sounds a bit odd, but you see, we lichenologists - people who...

05 March 2018

How dinosaurs turned into modern-day birds...

22 January 2018

Why almost 90% of humans are right handed is a mystery. The hypothesis presented here is that having your heart on the...

24 November 2017

Did the evolutionary process towards musical abilities begin in the primeval oceans? And have Human footsteps...

07 August 2017

How did vertebrates go from swimming in the seas to walking on land?

15 February 2017

The “theory of evolution” has largely remained unchanged in over 150 years but is it really only the fittest that...

20 July 2016

Why would parasitic worms have evolved to help their human hosts? The long co-evolution of parasite and host can cuase...

05 February 2016

Darwin’s theory of evolution underpins all of biology from the intricate workings of a cell to the fascinating...

24 September 2015

What is the purpose, if any, of pain? Would we be better off without it?

11 June 2015

Ever wondered how your body keeps you upright?

30 April 2015

How low frequency sound gives some animals a peek into the future...

26 March 2015

Anus to mouth: why your behind sets you apart...

30 October 2014

Just in time for Halloween, a look at nature's spooky animal imitators which play their very own version of trick-...

23 January 2014

In the hearts of forests and jungles around the world there exist members of a feral strain of scientist who grew up on...

16 September 2013

If a doctor offered you live eggs from a parasitic worm to treat your medical complaints, would you accept? Whipworms...

16 March 2013

Parasitic worms that live in our intestines are currently being tested as medical treatments for diseases such as...

17 January 2012

In September 2010, the BBC reported an “Urgent call on EU to stop billion-euro 'alien invasion'”. But for...

01 March 2011

In Lewis Carroll’s "Through the Looking-Glass", The Red Queen tells Alice that she has to run as quickly as...

04 April 2009

What can microfossils tell us about past climate? Christopher Stanton resumes his story...

26 April 2006

The battle between Science and Religion has left us with a choice: faith in God or belief in a rational scientific...

08 June 2005

"Neanderthal" was once used as an insult; a term for a stupid, brutish oaf but who were Neanderthals, and how...