Many kinds of archaic humans walked the planet at the same time. How did Homo sapiens come to be the last species standing?
Carin Bondar talks about her new book Wild Sex, which covers the strange, surreal and sometimes scary sex lives of our animal cousins.
A large-scale study of ancient feline DNA charts the domestication and global spread of house cats
A chromosomal rearrangement may cause one mosquito species to be lured to cows instead of humans for a blood meal. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The theory was first put forward more than 55 years ago
We asked leading scientists to predict the future. Here’s what they had to say
If we do it right, we could become a long-term stabilizing force for the planet
Much of Noam Chomsky’s revolution in linguistics—including its account of the way we learn languages—is being overturned
Fossils find suggests that cat-size reptile lived alongside birds and larger pterosaurs
Rocks from Greenland contain structures linked to microbes 3.7 billion years ago
Bearded dragons modify their colors for camouflage or to maintain body temperature, or to communicate with other dragons. Jason G. Goldman reports.
CT images show fractures like those from a fall, but the original finder of her remains isn’t convinced
Scientists printed out 3-D models of Lucy's bones, showing a breakage pattern consistent with a fall from a tree.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on August 29, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.
Badgers were far more frightened by the sounds of humans than by their traditional predators, such as bears or wolves.
Recent research challenges the notion that our closest animal relatives don’t like working as a team
Researchers say they were able to unearth roughly a fifth of the animal
American chili peppers, both tongue-scorching and bland, have a single common ancestor that evolved in South America
David Epstein talks about his 2013 bestseller The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance and his recent Scientific American article "Magic Blood and Carbon-Fiber Legs at the Brave New Olympics".