Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago.
Key insights into how the parasites behind sleeping sickness boost their ability to spread could aid efforts to beat the disease.
Some of the world's oldest cave paintings have revealed how ancient people had relatively advanced knowledge of astronomy.
Efforts to protect the UK's native honey bees could be helped by research that maps their entire genetic make-up.
Antarctica's mountainous landscape was shaped by rivers rather than carved by glaciers as previously thought, a study has revealed.
Malaria parasites know good times from bad and plan their offspring accordingly, scientists have found, in a development that could inform new treatments.
An unusually complex form of one of the most abundant chemical elements on Earth has been revealed in the lab for the first time.
An inexpensive way to make products incorporating nanoparticles—such as high-performance energy devices or sophisticated diagnostic tests—has been developed by researchers.
Discovery of a gene that helps plants control their response to disease could aid efforts to develop crops that are resistant to infection, research suggests.
Choosing a baby's name that is distinctive is becoming harder, research reveals.