A New Single-Celled Organism Is an Evolutionary Game Changer
Researchers have discovered a new organism that has no known evolutionary relatives, causing them to reconsider how genes evolve.
What Can 'Drunken Monkeys' Teach Us About Alcohol Addiction?
Turns out, our ancient ancestors' consumption of fermented fruits created a genetic mutation that be the cause of alcoholism in people today.
How Our Understanding of Neanderthals Has Dramatically—and Rapidly—Shifted
The discovery of an ancient man with a recent Neanderthal ancestor illustrates how quickly the science of Stone Age humans has changed.
Tracing Our Science Illiteracy Back to High School Biology
If we want the public to grasp the theory of evolution, we need to rethink the way we train biology teachers.
Our Destiny Lies Not in Our Stars, But in Our Bacteria
Think you know all about evolution (assuming you accept it)? We have a gut feeling there's more to it than you think.
Curiouser Podcast: Does Color Give Us a Clue to Our Health?
Evolutionary biologist Nicolas Salamin explains how studying barn owls suggests that color tells us something about our health.