Scientists are taking a closer look at silk-weaving ants, and have made a discovery that may change our understanding of how all creatures work together. Researchers have found that the insects could evolve and abandon and then re-evolve the practice of building nests from silk.
What caused animals to evolve different colors? Why do individuals from the same population display different color morphs? Scientists have now examined a species of fish to unravel this mystery in evolutionary biology.
Geckos are known for their unusual ability to stick to slippery surfaces. But did you know that these species can lose this ability?
Ever wondered how your hands evolved. Now, scientists have found out how with a new genetics study.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the evolution of human bones and have found exactly why our skeletal structure has become more delicate over time.
How did color vision first develop? Humans see a range of colors that they use to help navigate their everyday lives. Now, scientists have finished a detailed and complete picture of the evolution of human color vision.
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.