Evolution

14 September 2015

We humans are wired for laziness! Unconsciously, we alter the way that we move to minimise the number of calories...

14 September 2015

The discovery of a new species of human ancestor, called Homo naledi, has been unveiled by scientists in South Africa...

07 September 2015

This beast is not only the largest of its kind found to date, but also the oldest, roaming the oceans 460 million years...

24 August 2015

Whistled Turkish is an intriguing both for its unusual form and for its ways of being processed in the brain, new...

17 August 2015

Why do some sexual practices, like incest, cause us to feel disgust? And can our views on what is disgusting change...

17 August 2015

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus- when it comes to disgust that might just be true- at least in the...

17 August 2015

We all know the feeling that disgust brings with it, but what exactly is disgust, and why have we evolved it?

17 August 2015

Zebras' stripes make it difficult for predators to catch them- or that's what we thought before new...

10 August 2015

Bonobos can communicate just like human babies, by using sounds with different meaning depending on the context.

10 August 2015

Carnivores have vertical-shaped pupils, but herbivores have horizontal pupils. Scientists have now discovered why.

10 August 2015

Researchers have discovered the first example of reproduction in complex life, in an organism called Fractofusus,...

03 August 2015

A little digging has revealed there's more to some dinosaurs' teeth than meets the eye...

27 July 2015

For the egg and sperm to combine their DNA they first both have to be in the same format, but what is the sperm's...

07 July 2015

It’s not just embarrassment or blushing that makes a lady redden: women also become subtly redder when they are...

26 June 2015

Finally, scientists have a complete picture of what one of nature's weirdest creatures looked like...

24 June 2015

How do salamanders survive repeated amputation of their limbs?

22 June 2015

Modern scientific techniques have led to discoveries about the cause of the plague that our ancestors couldn't...

21 May 2015

Geckos can hold up two humans!

21 May 2015

Why can some birds use tools?

18 May 2015

Zebrafish can make their own sunscreen

18 May 2015

More than 2000 students have helped shed new light on the genomics of bacteriophages

11 May 2015

What does a study of 50 years of rock and pop reveal about the way music has evolved in half a Century?

10 May 2015

This month I went along to the Imperial College festival to check out the exhibitions, and an interactive tree of...

10 May 2015

As we head towards the summer, we've got some news that might be useful if you're heading off on vacation...