It's true that few people get to celebrate their 100th birthday party. It turns out genetics plays a big role.
Tibetans can now not only lay claim to the tallest mountain peak in the world, but also to having the fastest-evolving gene in the human race.
Have you ever gotten a virus and wondered how your body was fighting it off?
How did animals slowly become domesticated? Find out how Dmitry Belyaev selected foxes based on tameness.
Learn about the science of grape "breeding" on this Moment of Science.
New studies on fruit flies show that they use social learning to lay their eggs.
Domesticated cats tend to show much less variety. A Siamese and a tabby are both shaped like, well, cats. While there are many different breeds of dogs.
A species is the most basic unit of classification for all organisms that live, or have ever lived, on Earth.
Scientists have come up with a way of keeping engineered genes from accidentally altering wild plants. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Humans are more highly "evolved" than chimps, right?