Why do males die earlier than females? That's a good question, and it's one that scientists have explored in fruit flies.
Scientists have found that bony fish, the most biodiverse fish group in both salt- and freshwater, achieved their diversity only after mass extinction events during the Permian and Triassic periods.
How did life first evolve? Creepy, crawly centipedes may hold the answer. Scientists have examined this arthropod's DNA and have been given new insight into how life first developed on our planet.
Prehistoric conflict may have sped up technological progress and vast social and political changes, but scientists have found out that it may have also done something far more far-reaching.
Scientists may have just managed to fill in some major gaps in the evolution of a group of animals that includes horses and rhinos.
Evolution may be based in science, but it can be far from logical. There are some weird and wacky animals in the natural world and Mara Grunbaum, author of WTF, Evolution?!, has taken notice.
There may be a new theory when it comes to the process of evolution. Scientists have discovered that dramatic changes in a landscape may not drive species divergence. Instead, it could be that a species' ability to move may play a far greater role.
When humans were first beginning to evolve, they had two extinct relatives--Neanderthals and an archaic human group called Denisovans. Now, though, new findings reveal that there may have been yet another and previously unknown group that bred with the Denisovans.
Men apparently evolved better navigation ability than women because men with better spatial skills could roam further and have children with more mates.
Astronomers may have just received a peak at what our solar system was like in its infancy.
When exactly and how this leap occurred-from single-cellular to multi-cellular life-has long intrigued scientists. Now, researchers have witnessed the real time evolution of simple self-reproducing groups of cells from previously individual cells.
Scientists have just filled in an evolutionary gap. They've discovered the first fossil of an amphibious ichthyosaur in China, which is the first ever link to the dolphin-like ichthyosaur to its terrestrial ancestors.