Two key features created the human mind
How we learned to put our fate in one another’s hands
Scientists describe the hybrid child of two starkly different human groups
Parts of the brain involved in language and cognition have enlarged greatly over an evolutionary timescale
The birds are arriving in the Arctic up to 13 days earlier than they used to. But at a cost: hunger. Annie Sneed reports.
Taking apart the internal combustion engine reveals our collective genius
Crows are what's known as "partial migrants"—as cold weather approaches, some crows fly south whereas others stay put. And that behavior appears to be ingrained. Christopher Intagliata reports.
How we became a different kind of animal
A barrage of impacts more than four billion years ago is linked to ancient stones found in Canada
The insects fashion and use "baffles"—sound controllers—made of leaves to produce sound more efficiently. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Research shows that 60 percent of American teachers avoid or skimp on teaching evolution. A growing movement is trying to change that
Interactions between termites and vegetation explain mysterious patterns throughout the world
Whale ancestors probably never had teeth and baleen at the same time, and only developed baleen after trying toothlessness and sucking in prey.
The temblor occurred where one tectonic plate is diving beneath another
Research casts doubt on the idea that a gene linked to language evolution is special to modern humans
Birds become good at avoiding danger by eavesdropping on the alarm calls of other birds—and the learning occurs without even seeing their peers or predators. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Volcanic tornadoes, choking fog, “laze,” lightning, hail, waterspouts and even frost are created above hot eruptions
The strategy could also be used to aide Tasmanian devils and corals on the Great Barrier Reef