A long-sought fossil could redraw our family tree
Meandering rivers may hold a vital clue to the earth’s capacity for life
Out of 25 living crocodilian species, all but one have been seen to “death roll”
A fossil thought to be a young Daspletosaurus turns out to be something else
A change in chewing led to the emergence of the mammalian middle ear
A genetic condition helps uncover how modern human mugs came to differ from those of Neandertals
Ground-penetrating radar can detect tiny density differences that lead to images of ancient footprints impossible to discern by eye.
Ground-penetrating radar has the potential to reveal a world of hidden footprints
A skeleton that was kept in storage for 60 years is a Jurassic surprise
It’s long been considered an evolutionary puzzle, but new research suggests this may be the wrong way to think about it
A shocking discovery made a decade and a half ago is changing our understanding of human evolution
Modern scientists revive a crude form of biological determinism...
A fossil uncovered in Brazil adds new details about the earliest days of predatory dinosaurs
Cats are clingier to their human owners than their reputation would suggest. Karen Hopkin reports.
A strange chromosome may have provided fodder for the evolution of new traits
The pumpkin’s ancestor was an incredibly bitter, tennis-ball-sized squash—but it was apparently a common snack for mastodons. Christopher Intagliata reports.
An experiment that partially revived slaughterhouse pig brains raises questions about the precise end point of life
In cold, northern climates, eggs tend to be darker and browner—heat-trapping colors that allow parents to spend a bit more time away from the nest. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...
Green crabs learned to navigate a maze without making a single wrong turn—and remembered the skill weeks later. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Genetic evidence traces our origins to a hunter-gatherer community that lived 200,000 years ago, but the study has generated controversy