Studies of fishes that inhabit toxic sulfide springs reveal mechanisms of natural selection
Scientists provide a new estimate for when the common house mouse took up residence with humans
A new study suggests our outsize brains may have arisen from scouring for and eating kumquats and kiwis
A new study is the latest in the long-running dispute over which lineage—sponges or comb jellies—is the ancestor to all animals
“Textbook-changing” analysis of dinosaur bones upends long-accepted relationships among major
Japanese macaques at the receiving end of aggression tend to then take it out on a close associate or family member of the original aggressor.
Martin K. Reeves and Simon Levin talk about their Scientific American essay "Building a Resilient Business Inspired by Biology."
In fewer than a dozen generations bumblebee-pollinated plants were coaxed to develop traits that made them even more pleasing to the bees. Christopher Intagliata reports.
New algae fossil discovery may reset the evolutionary time line
Exposure to specific microbes when an infant is less than a year old seems to have a protective effect against the child's eventual acquisition of asthma.
Geologists unearth signs of major volcanic events stretching back 3 billion years
A rare find among land animals reveals a new way to glow
If anything's alive on the ice-covered ocean world of Europa, a future NASA mission hopes to find it.
To work out how the genome evolved, bioengineers are recreating it
Analysis paints picture of diets, medicine and possible intimacy with humans
By sequencing DNA in Neandertal dental plaque, scientists were able to find out about their diets—and their good relations with modern humans. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The flying mammals use bat scents to find sexual partners who have optimum genetic compatibility
Paleontologists have recently provided a new look at a beautifully preserved cephalopod
A replica of the famous Lascaux Cave’s ice age artwork has opened after the original was closed to the public
People living in the area thousands of years ago may have changed the forest around them in ways that are still visible today