Some dog population genetics show similarities to ours, such as in the ability to digest grains, but other lineages differ.
The emergence of this crucial kind of relationship relied on the ability to recognize the unique benefits others have to offer
Depictions of pigs found in Indonesia date back at least 45,500 years
The extinct giant canids were a remarkable example of convergent evolution
Unlike humans, wolves can subsist on protein alone for months—so scientists say we may have lobbed leaner leftovers their way. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Unable to digest large amounts of protein, hunters likely left scraps that could have led to the taming of wolves
Structures diverted the weather pattern’s floods to new farmlands 2,000 years ago
Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb talks about his book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter.
Juvenile ravens performed just as well as chimps and orangutans in a battery of intelligence tests—except for assays of spatial skills. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The most comprehensive study of the iconic dinosaur reveals a very different animal from the one portrayed on film
Fossils of small, delicate animals may reveal the early history of gigantic flying reptiles
X-ray scans of ancient Egyptian cat, bird and snake mummies show details never seen before
Under the right circumstances, indiscriminate mating with both males and females can enhance animals’ evolutionary success
Evidence of the ancient humans was limited to a cave in Siberia. But now scientists have found genetic remains of the Denisovans in China. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Charcoal dating back nearly 2,000 years show the ancestral Puebloans used the ice for drinking water during droughts
Chipmunklike animals that lived among the dinosaurs appear to have been social creatures, which suggests that sociality arose in mammals earlier than scientists thought. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one, from the dormant volcano Llullaillaco in Chile, about a mouse that is the highest-dwelling mammal ever documented...
Aerial photography highlights the effect humankind is having on the earth
Horseflies misjudge landings on zebra patterns, compared with solid gray or black surfaces, which provides evidence for why evolution came up with the black-and-white pattern.
The concave-eared torrent frog's unusual ear anatomy lets it hear high-frequency calls, which gives a mating advantage to the littler males that sing soprano.