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Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that av...

Researchers have identified a fused gene in moss that provides insight into how cells build their external walls. The same discovery raises questions about the one-of-a-kind gene that features two distinct proteins that participate in two distinct fu...

Evolved differences in muscle power and wing size—along with a touch of skill—govern hummingbirds' inflight agility, according to new research in Science. Larger species of hummingbirds, despite their increased mass, are able to adapt to outmane...

Termites are “social cockroaches.” They evolved from ancestral solitary cockroaches some 150 million years ago, at least 50 million years before bees, ants and wasps evolved similar intricate societies independently of termites. Termites live in...

Prevailing theories about evolution state that belief in the concept is tied only to a person's politics, religion or both. But according to new research out of the University of Pennsylvania published in BioScience, the journal of the American Insti...

Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new UCL-led research. Passion flower [Credit: Renê Ardanuy/Flickr]The study, published in New Phytologist by researchers from the UK and China, shows that floweri...

Cockroaches are so hardy, a popular joke goes, that they've occupied the Earth long before humans first appeared ---and will probably even outlast us long after we have annihilated each other by nuclear war. More than 100 species of cockroaches were...