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.
American Frances H. Arnold has won half of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work in changing how chemists produce new enzymes, sharing the prize with another George Smith, and Gregory Winter.
The bacteria i. sakaiensis has proven to be more efficient than a fungus that is contributing to the natural biodegradation of PET.
A 9.7-million-year-old discovery has left a team of German scientists scratching their heads. The teeth seem to belong to a species only known to have appeared in Africa several million years later.