First genome transplant changes one species into another
Scientists say Darwin's 'Tree of Life' not the theory of everything
Is there a homosexuality gene?
The evolution of intelligence, and why our brains have shrunk
Study finds facial expressions are inherited
New motor first to be powered by living bacteria
Evolution of Old World fruit flies on three continents mirrors climate change
Fast-warming climate appears to be triggering genetic changes in a species of fruit fly that is native to Europe and was introduced into North and South America about 25 years ago.
Uranium 'pearls' before slime
Since the discovery a little more than a decade ago of bacteria that chemically modify and neutralize toxic metals without apparent harm to themselves, scientists have wondered how on earth these microbes do ...
Ancient Global Warming Drove Early Primates' Dispersal
The continent-hopping habits of early primates have long puzzled scientists, and several scenarios have been proposed to explain how the first true members of the group appeared virtually simultaneously on Asia, Europe and ...
Research finds how diving mammals evolved underwater endurance
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shed new light on how diving mammals, such as the sperm whale, have evolved to survive for long periods underwater without breathing.
Deep biosphere harbors active, growing communities of microorganisms
The deep biosphere—the realm of sediments far below the seafloor—harbors a vast ecosystem of bacteria, archaea, and fungi that are actively metabolizing, proliferating, and moving, according a new study ...