The latest news on evolution
A benefit in prehistoric lean times, genetic variant may increase risk of gestational diabetes.
Stone tools suggest a surprisingly ancient move eastward.
Research shows how humans, unlike any other species on Earth, readily learn to throw long distances.
People deftly gauge aggressiveness in their evolutionary cousins' expressionless faces.
Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that Homo sapiens roamed what is now Israel 400,000 years ago.
Previously unknown Siberian group left fingerprints in some humans' DNA.
Global warming may present a threat to animal and plant life even in biodiversity hot spots.
Forest and savanna species prove distinct in genetic analysis.
Research shows finite space, limited food supplies, and competition for resources achieve equilibrium.
Recently proposed evidence for pre–Big Bang universe relied on flawed analysis, critics say.