A decades-long scientific debate is finally resolved, thanks to a scaleless mutant lizard.
A weird chemical phenomenon called chirality, which is critical for life, has been observed in space for the first time.
A new study in the journal Cell rewrites the evolutionary history of the bubonic plague.
By Nsikan Akpan
A new study spots a "Barry White" effect and other sexual trade-offs in howler monkeys.
By Michelle Harven
For the first time, Alabama students will be required to learn about evolution and climate change after the State Board of Education unanimously voted to update the science standard for 2016. The last time the science standards was updated was…
Chimpanzees possess some of the mental skills needed for cooking.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Human evolution had a nice clear line from Lucy 3.2 million years ago to Homo habilis to Homo erectus and finally Homo sapiens -- us. Or so it seemed. A new jawbone shows that humans evolved earlier than we thought,…
By Laura Santhanam
Scientists and the public agree on very little when it comes climate change, childhood vaccine requirements and more, but both groups feel more pessimistic about the direction of science, according to a new study released today from the Pew Research…
Why did the Industrial Revolution happen in England, setting them economically apart from the rest of the world? Contrary to popular economic theory, economic historian Gregory Clark says the existence of market and political institutions had nothing to do with…
Excavation works at the cave site Sima de los Huesos.
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