Dog domestication wasn't too rough. A new population genetics study from Stony Brook University argues wolves were tamed just once, 40,000 years ago.
By Nsikan Akpan
Cat domestication happened in two waves during ancient times, according to a new genetic analysis.
By Nsikan Akpan, Matt Ehrichs
Only two species of yeast --- ale yeast and lager yeast -- have been used for traditional beer brewing over the last 600 years. A lab in North Carolina may have found a third in the strangest place: On bees…
By Andrew Wagner
Using computer models based on a Smithsonian's fossil collection, evolutionary biologists now believe whales' gigantic size was driven by climate change.
To better understand the historical motivations of cannibalism, a new study looks into the nutritional value of human body parts.
Ancient teeth reveal when the Earth gets warmer, mammals shrink consistently in size.
Evolutionary biologists can use this new equation to test their ideas for how the human brain got so big.
Imagine you could edit a mouse’s genes to be resistant to Lyme Disease. The mouse would breed and evolution would take its course, leading to the extinction of the disease. That’s the vision for scientists developing CRISPR, technology that allows…
By Kristin Hugo
Bone scans of Lucy, our ever popular human ancestor, suggest early hominins may have spent millions of years “monkeying around” in trees.
By Nsikan Akpan
Goats, like dogs, stare at humans when in need, according to a new study.
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