The DNA of a long-gone bird reveals that evolutionary success can be short lived, providing a cautionary tale for species today — even humans.
While watching chimpanzees help each other, researchers discovered the primates possess an important communication skill previously attributed only to humans.
An ancient loom, a seal decorated with a griffin, and the remains of a stone watchtower are just some of the finds from a recent excavation in northern Iraq.
Experiments suggest that sheep can recognize faces, a finding that may help us better understand neurodegenerative disorders in humans.
Researchers have grafted human brain organoids into rodent brains — a breakthrough with great scientific promise and immense ethical significance.
An undergraduate student conduction routine fieldwork discovered mammal remains belonging to the lineage that led to humanity.
The first farmers were not only well traveled, but also apparently well loved by the hunter-gatherers that they encountered across Europe.
Research on butterfly mimicry sheds light on how the evolution of beneficial traits can come with unexpected — and undesired — consequences.
When dinosaurs died out, many mammals evolved from being nocturnal to diurnal, and the primate ancestors of humans were among the first to do so.
A coastal migration into North America along the Pacific Rim could be the most likely initial colonization event on the continent.