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.

If you like having sex, you should thank pathogens for making it possible


Eating fruit may have given primates their big brains, paving the way for social structures

Chow down.

Deep burial in sub-seafloor sediments seems to ‘freeze’ microorganism evolution


These fish have evolved the ability to leap onto land — to avoid being eaten

These fish are quite comfortable out of water.

New paper explains why predatory dinosaurs walked on two feet while mammals stayed on all fours

It’s all about the tail.

Carnivorous plants all over the world used convergent evolution to start eating flesh

This means being carnivores must have been an excellent solution for these plants.

Bizarre, 100-million-year-old insect trapped in amber might be from a new branch of life

Researchers have found a very old and “alien like” insect and they’ve decided it doesn’t fit anywhere in the current tree of life.

Evolution in a lab flask: scientists witness virus speciating into two distinct species

Real-time evolution, what more proof do you need?

Hands and digits evolved from fish fins, groundbreaking study proves

Our beloved hands are coded by the same genes that make fish fins.