Evolution

15 September 2017

Bird skulls and brains resemble those of young dinosaurs and may provide insight into their evolutionary origin and...

14 August 2017

Stripy sea snakes are more susceptible to the harmful effects of water pollution than their black coloured counterparts...

11 August 2017

Jesus famously turned water into wine, and now it looks like goldfish routinely do the same thing to survive in icy...

24 May 2017

To see Blade Runner 2049 in 3D might be a dazzling experience but how did 3D vision develop in the evolution? Is it...

19 March 2017

From the noses of West Africans, South Asians, East Asians, and Northern Europeans, new research has found populations...

03 February 2017

A type of fossil less than a millimetre long and believed originally to be impossible to find, has been unexpectedly...

15 December 2016

Two new sets of footprints, left by an ancient human relative over three and a half million years ago, have been...

14 November 2016

Scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have found that the ancestors of chimps and bonobos got up to...

14 November 2016

During the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak, the virus picked up genetic mutations that increased its ability to infect...

05 November 2016

The first example of a fossilised dinosaur brain has been discovered in a pebble picked up on a UK beach.

27 October 2016

The first fossilised dinosaur brain has been discovered by scientists in the UK...

14 October 2016

Scientists have developed a gene editing system with the potential to cure the inherited blood disorder sickle cell...

07 October 2016

Scientists have successfully extracted proteins preserved for nearly 4 million years in ostrich eggshells.

07 October 2016

New research suggests that living forever is off the cards

09 September 2016

Giraffe have long been assumed to be a single species. However, a new genetic study argues that there are in fact four...

12 August 2016

A plant virus spread by aphids renders tomato plants irresistible to bumblebees, which rush in to pollinate them, a...

04 August 2016

A genetic change that rendered modern humans resistant to the effects of smoke may explain why we flourished while...

29 July 2016

A parasitic plant capable of devastating food crops has met its match with the domestic tomato...

29 July 2016

Harnessing the power of fire may have unwittingly led to the evolution of tuberculosis, according to a new study out...

25 July 2016

Speedy chewing robot munches on paleodiet to evaluate tooth wear rate.

08 July 2016

Scientists studying some of the oldest life on Earth have discovered that the bacteria can use light that plants...

13 May 2016

Researchers have discovered a new route, which could help explain the very origins of life on Earth.

25 February 2016

A genetic analysis of Australian aborigines confirms when their earliest ancestors first arrived on the Antipodean...

29 January 2016

Seagrasses, which evolved on land and have since migrated back into the world's oceans, might hold the key to...