One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.
Humans may be evolving toward having less than thirty-two teeth.
Why do some species of birds-of-paradise have such eye-catching plumage?
Male lactation: Fact of fiction? That's the question on today's Moment of Science.
All land vertebrates evolved from fish, and Acanthostega—the fossil of a part-fish, part-amphibious creature—pinpoints how we made the leap from water to earth.
A small crustacean called Daphnia provides evidence that larger eye size yields a reproductive advantage.
Maggots demonstrate how speciation occurs not only because of geographical separation, but also preference.
A paleobiologist makes a discover about a snake fossil—it once had four legs to stand on.
Small seahorse and large seahorse pairs are more successful at reproducing than mid-sized seahorses. Here's why:
Like consciousness, could telepathic abilities be developed throughout the course of human evolution?