The reason most animals and plants can only reproduce by having sex is a biological mystery. But a new hypothesis suggests it's a tactic we've evolved to avoid transmissible cancer.
At the dawn of photography an Australian museum curator used the revolutionary technology to help introduce Australian animals to the world.
Humans are still evolving, and advances in medicine and technology are helping us live longer than ever. But have we inadvertently created an evolutionary timebomb?
The modern caveman movement, paleo diets, digital detoxes and off-grid living all seek to get back to a natural way of life. But have humans ever really lived in harmony with their environment or is this notion just "paleofantasy"?
Sparrows in the mining towns of Broken Hill and Mount Isa have adapted to avoid the uptake of lead, according to a new genetic study of the birds.
We asked an art historian, a journalist, a gender studies lecturer and an evolutionary behavioural geneticist about the origin of beauty. They pretty much all disagreed with each other, but each had valuable insights.
Archaeology is providing insights into the importance of children in our earliest communities and the role they may have played in our social, cultural and physical development, writes Michelle C. Langley.
When a pigeon takes off rapidly, it produces a shrill whistle that acts as a warning for other birds. The noise is created by just two feathers — one on each wing.
Australian Elen Feuerriegel risked her life to recover bones hidden in a cave below the rolling hills of South Africa. What she found helped open a new chapter in the story of human evolution.