Could we examine DNA that is 3.8 million years old?
What do you study when researching skeletons that span millions of years?
The earliest stone tools were assumed to have been intentionally made by our pre-human ancestors but maybe there's...
Could the discovery of fire have been the cause of man's big brain?
How are Eurasian jays teaching us about what it means to be human?
Is the ability to believe in ritual and religion proof of a higher form of intelligence? Possibly not if Lee's...
Is our obsession with social networks and relationships the one thing that makes us special?
Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us on a journey through the universe and questions what intelligence is...
What does a marmot have to do with the shower scene in psycho?
What tricks do horror movies use to frighten us?
We face our fears and head into the dark to find out when it all began...
It's the first time genes have been implicated in food preference.
Fragments of ancient proteins are preserved in ostrich eggshells...
Think you know what the dinosaurs looked like? Think again!
Is it nature or nuture that determines our grades?
And finally it’s time for our Gene of the Month, and this time it’s Deadpan.
Birds tune their light sensitive cells to maximise the number of colours they see...
Zebrafish have lubricated joints similar to those in humans and other land animals
Were Neanderthals killed off by their own campfires?
Find out how our ancestors first evolved to walk on land.
Richard Dawkins’ landmark book, The Selfish Gene, was first published in
1976. I caught up with geneticist Steve...
A new study shows how height has changed over the last hundred years.
Humans and wild birds form a rare and ancient bond in the search for honey.
New evidence suggests wolves were domesticated twice, but how and why did this occur?