Exposure to existing antibiotics can imbue infectious bacteria with resistance that also kicks in against new drugs related to the originals. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Journalist and author Susan Ewing talks about her new book Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270-Million-Year-Old Fossil. (And we'll discuss how Helicoprion is not technically a shark, but it's really close!)
Australia is the end point of early modern human migration out of Africa, and sets the minimum age for the global dispersal of humans
New DNA-based research suggests dogs were domesticated in a single event, in contrast with a previous hypothesis
Some research suggests a tendency toward violence has shaped our anatomy throughout evolution. But anthropologists are sharply divided
Deep oceans were thought to hold life's origins. New evidence points instead to an active volcanic landscape
If gut bacteria can sway their hosts to be selfless, it could answer a riddle that goes back to Darwin
Chemical produced by tomato plants in response to pest attack can change insect behavior
An unexpected mechanism allows wasps to rapidly co-opt genes for new toxic functions
Two new books look at evolution from head to below your toes
Given the evidence that an asteroid triggered the dinosaur extinction, it makes sense to ask whether showers of asteroids could be to blame for regular extinction events
DNA analysis of skeletons found in the Pacific Northwest backs up traditional oral histories, and suggests there could have been more than one colonization of the Americas. Emily Schwing reports.
Do humans dance just for fun, or did it help our ancestors survive thousands of years ago?
A new high-tech approach is helping paleontologists better understand the link between a set of ancient fossils and modern animals
Fossils from ancient hippo ancestor suggest that grass helped the animals to conquer a continent
Tamed cats spread across the globe beginning almost 10,000 years ago, becoming the rodent-killing helpers of early farmers, mariners and Vikings.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on June 19, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.
Feds consider “conservation triage” that would let some animals go extinct to save funds for protecting others
How and when our ancestors mastered flames remains a hotly debated question. Researchers are hunting for answers buried in ancient ash and baked soils
The billionaire entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX wants to make humanity a "multi-planetary species”
They ruled the icy outpost for hundreds of years before their colonies collapsed. New findings are elucidating their puzzling decline