The new discovery lends weight to the theory that the hominins first evolved in Europe before migrating to Africa 7–9 million years ago.
A new study suggests that decreases in brain size in modern humans may be driven by natural selection in response to climate change and environmental stress, starting around 15,000 years ago.
A new study found that the Y chromosomes are degenerating gradually across many species of mammals.
Mounting evidence suggests humans are now a major driving force of evolution on Earth. We're altering so much of our world that we're not only now driving the climate, but the direction of life itself.
A new study has provided evidence of the chemical mechanisms behind the spreading of fear among zebrafish, hinting that human empathy could have originated in our aquatic ancestors hundreds of millions of years ago.
Since the 18th century the prevalence of this extra artery is increasing. The prevalence was around 10 % in people born in the mid-1880s compared to 30 % in those born in the late 20th century, - a significant increase in a fairly short period of time.
The team of 40 researchers from 27 scientific institutions used studies of 19 populations of wild animals from around the world.
Geologists have discovered the first ancestor on the family tree that contains most animals today, including humans. The wormlike creature, Ikaria wariootia, is the earliest bilaterian.
Researchers have discovered a remarkably complete 3.8-million-year-old cranium of Australopithecus anamensis at Woranso-Mille in Ethiopia. Due to its rare state, the researchers identified never-before-seen facial features in the species.
New computational analysis finds that more than two dozen human zinc finger transcription factors, previously thought to control activity of similar genes across species have in fact human-specific roles and could help explain the evolution.
An international team of researchers have uncovered the remains of a new species of human in the Philippines. The new species, Homo luzonensis is named after Luzon Island, were more than 50,000 year old fossils were found.
Spanish researchers claim they have successfully mimicked Darwinian evolution using a quantum computer.