Is evolution predictable? That's the question that scientists asked themselves in this latest study as they explored bioluminescence.
It turns out that parasitic bacteria may be to blame for the eventual evolution of mitochondria, the powerhouses of animal and plant cells.
Archaeologists have made a surprising discovery. They've unearthed the oldest known lamprey fossil to day. The finding could shed light on the ancient origins of the eel-like, blood-sucking lamprey and, in turn, reveal a bit more about the evolution of other animals.
Evolution is constantly churning out new traits with novel functions. But what causes this process to occur in the first place? By studying the color markings of cichlid fish, scientists have figure out what triggers these evolutionary innovations.
Scientists are learning a bit more about the evolutionary history of the red fox.
When it comes to understanding the process of evolution, "living fossils" may just provide the key. Scientists have taken a closer look at the skate and its primitive colon in order to understand how animals first emerged from water in order to live on land.
Evolution isn't just influenced by other animals and cataclysmic events; it's also influenced by geography.
Scientists have found that there's one set of insects that speed ahead more quickly than the others. It turns out that metamorphosing insects diversify far more quickly than other insects, and are the biggest contributors to the evolution of insect diversity.
While in the past scientists believed that the neocortex of the brain was the "crowning achievement" of evolution, they've now found that the cerebellum expanded up to six times faster than anticipated throughout the evolution of apes.
Scientists have taken a look at a skeleton of a man that lived 2,330 years ago, and have discovered new information about the evolution of humans and our earliest common genetic ancestry.
When you hear about arms races, you don't normally think of genetics. Yet scientists have now found that you may just want to consider it when it comes to the genomes of primates.
Antarctic fish may swim in freezing waters, but they don't freeze themselves. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at why this is, uncovering "antifreeze" proteins that allow the fish to survive in the icy Southern Ocean.