Latest Evolution Stories
Behold the mighty elephant bird, blindly crashing through the Madagascan forest
Did a gigantic bird really eat a Neanderthal child?
Why do we get goosebumps?
This year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry ‘rewards a revolution based on evolution’
Octopuses trip on ecstasy the same way we do
Humans are natural runners—and this ancient gene mutation might have helped
Why do we think tiny things are cute?
Researchers found proof of Neanderthals reproducing with other species
“Survival of the laziest” may help some species avoid extinction
Reports of Homo erectus’ laziness are ‘moronic’
Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution owes more to his garden than the Galápagos
The genes that turn wild animals into pets
How jumping genes hijack their way into the next generation of babies
Hurricanes may have made these lizards better huggers
Dogs spread across the Americas alongside humans. Then they got eaten.
Earth’s first animals probably triggered a change in climate
Descended testicles: DNA study drops new hints on secrets of low hanging glands
We’re really bad at making babies
We haven’t been giving Neanderthals enough credit
Why it would have been impossible for a T. rex to stick out its tongue
You are disgusting in so many ways. Scientists just outlined six of them.
How modern-day dinosaurs survived the apocalypse
Octopuses are not aliens, but boy are they a bunch of beautiful weirdos
Green bones, green hearts, can’t lose: these lizards survive with toxic green blood
These animals spend their whole lives waiting to have sex, and then they die
This croco-dolphin has it all
Humans may have a surprising evolutionary advantage: Expressive eyebrows
A new study on whales suggests Darwin didn’t quite get it right
Hunting regulations are forcing animals to change in all sorts of ways
Otters are too small, whales are too big, and seals are just right
Platypus milk might save us from bacterial infections, and that’s not even the best thing about them
These animals have nipples on their butts and that is not the most fascinating thing about them
A primer on the primal origins of humans on Earth
Let’s talk about Charles Darwin’s sexy theory of selection
Watch beetles shoot hot chemicals from their butts to escape toad bellies
Google wants to use naked mole rats to conquer death
This human-sized penguin isn’t even the largest ancient penguin we know about
Yetis are real, they just also happen to be Himalayan brown bears
From an evolutionary perspective, does it make any sense to be nice?
T. rex arms, wiggly beluga heads, and tentacle-nosed moles: smart evolution sometimes looks stupid
We just found the king of all extinct giraffe cousins, and it’s very goofy looking
Great tits aren’t the only things evolving to adapt to humans. Here are 12 others.
Yes, your dog is making puppy eyes at you
Archive Gallery: In Defense of Evolutionary Theory
These frogs might change color to avoid confusion during orgies
A brief history of origin theories
Yes, humans are still evolving. Here’s how you can tell.
Look at the mysterious ‘dragon booger’ found in Vancouver’s Lost Lagoon
The terrifying way fire ants take advantage of hurricane floods
How goldfish use booze to get through a hard winter
The earliest airborne mammals may have glided among the dinosaurs 160 million years ago
A 13 million year old skull could show us what our ancestors looked like
Sorry, but New Zealand really needs to kill these adorable rabbits
You have a lot to teach your grandkids, and that might explain menopause
We still don’t really know where dogs came from
Tardigrades could probably survive the otherwise complete annihilation of life on Earth
Grandma’s insomnia might be a product of evolution
Baby squirrels are less likely to die if they’re born early
Bonobo ladies get to choose their mates and boy oh boy are they picky
DNA may finally find a family for strange creatures that stumped Darwin
The oldest fossils of our species just got older
Dogs and wolves both get sad when you don’t treat them fairly
How the Galapagos cormorant forgot how to fly
Whales today are bigger than ever before. Now, we know why.