Conservationists say there’s hope for the 'lost' giant tortoises of Floreana Island.
In the animal family tree, everything traces back to the jelly.
According to scientists at UNSW and the Australian National University, some fishes have learned to live outside their usual habitat in a bid to stay safe and escape their predators.
The fossils, which was labeled "archaic Homo," share combined features of Neanderthals, earlier eastern Eurasian humans and modern humans.
Carnivorous plants are few and far in between, and all of them took a similar evolutionary turn to develop their meat-eating habits.
Researchers have found what they believe to be the earliest known prehistoric ancestor of humans, and it looks scary and ancient as you can imagine.
Is humankind getting dumber? Natural selection is working against humankind this time.
Urbanization has a very significant effect on evolution, leading to change in functioning ecosystems.
Arguably the most open-minded Pope the Catholics has ever had so far, Pope Francis, who was a chemist before devoting his life to priesthood, frequently made the headlines due to his controversial statements on science. This year, the Argentinian-born Pope, tackled several issues head on – from climate change to the Big Bang theory.
Despite the consequences of modern human civilization, nature still finds a way to adapt and survive. A team of researchers from the University of California, Davis has found that the Atlantic Killfish has evolved to adapt to estuaries containing toxic polluted waters.
A new study from the University of Pennsylvania reveals that tails of four-limbed animals and fish evolved separately and are two different structures. The new study breaks the long-held recapitulation theory.
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have discovered chicken bones from Ethiopia that could explain how domesticated chickens crossed ancient roads and seas.
Paleontologists finally have the key to filling in the gaps in sea cow evolution: the fossil of an ancient manatee in a slab of pavement on a Spanish street. The fossil was found in the stone slabs that had been laid down over two decades ago in the town of Girona in northern Spain.
A new study suggests that the genetic ancestry of all non-Africans can be traced back to a single population that migrated out of Africa.