A look at the body of olfactory science shows people’s reputation for having a poor sense of smell is a myth
Cichlid fishes have undergone a mind-boggling degree of speciation. New research is revealing features of their genomes that primed them to diversify so spectacularly
Geneticists harness two mutations to improve on 10,000 years of tomato domestication
This palm-size parrot uses a touch of wing to leap from branch to branch so it can save energy as it looks for dinner or a mate.
Bumblebees sought out flowers with nicotine in their nectar, and the drug appeared to enhance the bees' memories. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Famous bell-shaped pots are associated with a group of immigrants who may have displaced Neolithic farmers
A religiously inspired change in the European diet about a thousand years ago led to the development of the modern domesticated chicken.
To test ideas of animal domestication, a bold experiment in Siberia put evolution on a fast track
Earthworm numbers doubled in fields after farmers switched from conventional plowing to no-till agriculture. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Killer whales appear to be splitting into several separate species, perhaps because cultural differences among populations are driving them apart
Skeleton from South America enables paleontologists to piece together the puzzle of baleen whale evolution
The new ankylosaurus fossil is one of the most complete ever found in North America
Bacteria swap DNA among themselves. And that process may be more common in multicellular organisms than previously believed. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Chemical signatures left behind in the bones of people living thousands of years ago suggest that the introduction of new commodities provided an opportunity for men
The much-anticipated dating of the enigmatic species, along with stunning new fossils, challenge key assumptions about human evolution
Pocket gophers survived the Mount Saint Helens eruption in their underground burrows and immediately went to work bringing back the ecosystem.
The homes that animals build are just as much a product of evolution as the creatures themselves
Sounds of traffic and industry invade over half of protected areas
Fossils of enormous extinct seabirds are now illuminating how such behemoths took wing
Emory University paleontologist, geologist and ichnologist Anthony J. Martin talks about his new book, The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers and the Marvelous Subterranean World beneath Our Feet.