Darwin’s “advertising” — the magnificent biological art of Ernst Haeckel

You might have not heard his name, but you should have.

Saddle up: New evidence forces us to rethink what we know about horse history

Instead of the domesticated horses deriving from today’s wild horses, it’s the other way around.

Debunking some misconceptions about evolution

Sometimes, it’s good to remember that even evolution doesn’t want you to be perfect. Good enough is just fine.

Plants colonized the land 500 million years ago — much earlier than we thought

Plants might have moved on to the land 100 million years earlier than we thought.

Primitive ‘walking’ fish can teach us how the first land animals evolved

An amazing ‘living fossil’ suggests ancient marine life evolved the software for walking before the hardware.

People who don’t understand evolution are much more likely to reject it

Well here’s a shocker.

Amazing fossil shows that Earth’s earliest birds evolved just like Darwin’s finches

These proto-birds may have evolved just like their modern relatives.

Humans got a brain upgrade less than 200,000 years ago, and it made us what we are today

The brain changes and the skull follows.

Different species can emerge in only two generations, new study reveals

It’s the equivalent of your grandkids being a new species. Pretty crazy.

Humans got taller, then bulkier in ‘bursts’ during our evolution

Growing strong!

Fossilized ancient lizard shows how dinos evolved to live in the oceans

Life’s always greener on the other side. Even if that’s the ocean.

Newly described genus hints at the evolutionary roots of the giraffe

Long neck, long history.

Aliens could be more like us than we think, say Oxford scientists

Natural selection fosters certain qualities so aliens shouldn’t look extremely different from humans.

Great tits are evolving, new study shows

I know what you were thinking about. Birds, they’re birds.

New York mice are actively evolving into a new species: city mice

Soon they’ll carry little smartphones around. I hope.

Why do bachelors exist in the animal world?

Those majestic lions, with a harem of females? They’re just compensating for something.

Bamboo sharks really have to put their back into eating — literally

Specifically, they put their shoulders into it.

Llama-like creature Darwin used to call the “strangest animal ever discovered” finally gets a family

“Imagine a camel without a hump, with feet like a slender rhino, and a head shaped like a saiga antelope.”

Schools in Turkey will stop teaching evolution

“We believe that these subjects are beyond their [students] comprehension,” said a senior Turkish bureaucrat at the Education Ministry.

Medieval Christian monks may have sped up the evolution of the modern chicken

We may have to thank Christian monks for today’s chicken.