Baleen whales are the largest animals to ever live on Earth and now, new research is providing the most comprehensive picture ever of their evolutionary history.
Why do humans have chins? It turns out that the chin is not a mechanical advantage, but instead results from an evolutionary adaptation involving face size and shape.
An ancient human skull and jawbone discovered a few meters apart in a cave in northern Laos suggests that early modern humans were physically diverse, possessing a mix of modern and archaic traits.
A skeleton by the name of "Little Foot" may just be the oldest hominid skeleton ever discovered. Dated at 3.67 million years old, it actually pre-dates the famous "Lucy."
Scientists have discovered that humans may have some "foreign" genes that they've acquired from microorganisms co-habiting their environment in ancient times.
After using CT scanning on fetal whale specimens, researchers have confirmed that changes in the development of ear bones in the womb parallel changes observed throughout whale evolution.
Recently discovered fossils in Libya may tell us a bit more about our own evolution.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the South Asian monsoon and have found that it may have been a major contributor to how mammals look and act today in the region.
It turns out that our ancient ancestors may have looked quite a bit differently than we do today. Researchers have taken a closer look at bones from early human species and have found that they had distinct body forms that were different than those of today.
While some species are suffering from climate change, others have the potential to adapt. Scientists have taken a closer look at the Atlantic silverside, a small but important fish, and have studied its ability to evolve to adapt to ocean acidification.
A fossilized jaw may tell scientists a bit more about early humans. The new jaw pushes back evidence for the human genus, Homo, to 2.8 million years ago, which pushes back the previous estimate by about 400,000 years.