Fossilized peach pits unearthed in China suggest the deliciously juicy fruits were around long before humans began domesticating them.
Many species of blue tarantulas have evolved independently with the same coloration – a vibrant cobalt blue that is based in hairy nanostructures scientists believe could one day be replicated to improve smartphone and television screens.
While bonobos are often regarded as a less sophisticated species than their close chimpanzee relatives, researchers have documented for the first time that the animals are actually able to create stone tools and weapons like chimpanzees and early humans did.
Ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous period of eastern North America evolved differently when isolated from their western relatives by a division of water 66 million years ago.
A genetic analysis of modern and ancient Yakutian horses revealed the cold-weather animals rapidly evolved to survive extreme temperatures of eastern Siberia.
Using a recently unearthed 90 million-year-old fossilized reptile skull, researchers reveal new insight regarding how snakes lost their limbs. It turns out the evolutionary characteristic of burrowing plays a key role.
A study of the porosity of ancient archosaur eggshells is tipping scientists off about the kinds of nests they once called home.
Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark recently discovered that despite having different organs for voice production, humans and birds use the exact same physical mechanism to make vocalizations.
Biologists recently discovered skin proteins shared by humans and turtles which developed in a common ancestor roughly 310 million years ago.
Bison adjust their diet seasonally based on reduced availability of the grasses they perfer but are less nutritious during the spring and fall.
Have you ever wondered how birds decide who will lead their flock when flying in V formations? It turns out this traveling behavior is largely determined by speed.
Using fossil teeth, researchers from Stony Brook University have found an ancient nectar-drinking bat was probably omnivorous.
After sequencing the genome of nearly indestructible water bears (segmented micro-animals), researchers discovered they steal 17.5 percent of their genetic information from other species.
The corn snake's genome has been sequenced for the first time, and reveals important information regarding the gene mutation responsible for albinism.