Who would have suspected that a handheld genetic test used to unmask sushi bars pawning off tilapia for tuna could deliver deep insights into evolution, including how new species emerge?
When did animals originate? In research published in the journal Palaeontology, we show that this question is answered by Cambrian period fossils of a frond-like sea creature called Stromatoveris psygmoglena.
Goats can differentiate between human facial expressions and prefer to interact with happy people, according to a new study led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.
Egypt said Sunday that archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs.
Compared with many animals, human eyes aren't particularly adept at distinguishing colors or seeing in dim light. But by one measure at least—something called visual acuity—human eyes can see fine details that most animals ...
Scientists have discovered the fossil of an unusual large-bodied 'nude' sea-creature from half a billion years ago.
The evolution of Earth's first animals more than 500 million years ago caused global warming, new research shows.
While for many people sharks bring to mind the Jaws theme music, it seems sharks themselves prefer jazz.
Lions and tigers and bears are increasingly becoming night owls because of us, a new study says.
Over the long-run, the race will indeed go to the slower, steadier animal.