A massive turtle fossil unearthed in China is without its characteristic shell but already sports a toothless beak like its modern descendants. It just might be the missing link in the history of turtle evolution.
Scientists try to piece together the early history of life by backtracking to the 'last universal common ancestor.' By combining genetic data and fossils, they uncover new details about the microbe that's the source of all life on Earth.
The survival of the laziest is true, researchers say in a new study. It turns out, mollusks that expended the least energy in their daily lives were able to avoid extinction better than their energetic counterparts.
More than 500 million years ago, funny-looking Ediacaran organisms dominated the planet's oceans. The nature of these creatures have been a long-standing mystery, but now scientists say they are actually Earth's first animals.
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.