Evolutionary Biology News
Inside Marvel: Darth Vader comic series fills in the gaps between Episodes III and IV
Marvel's Darth Vader writers discuss Vader's evolution and how they are adding to his legacy.
Republican political consultant: Democrats got a lot of good ammo
Trump supporter Alex Castellanos shares his thoughts on the James Comey hearing.
Bed bug-like insects have been around humans for thousands of years, researchers find
Apparently, humans have been facing off with bed bugs, or at least their ancestors, since the time of saber-toothed tigers. A new study from the Journal of Medical Entomology found fossils of bed bug ancestors during an archaeological dig, at a cave where humans also lived, dating back thousands of
How 'Planet Earth II' captures up-close, mind-blowing animal interactions
Filmmakers used state-of-the-art motion-sensor cameras and mounts to film living creatures around the world from penguins to lizards.
Ancient Bacteria Yield Clues for Woman's Dramatic Cause of Death 800 Years Ago
This woman's post-mortem was 800 years in the making, with "ancient" bacteria providing the critical clue for her likely cause of death, and offering a tantalizing glimpse into the lives of our forebears in the Near East. In the 800-year-old remains of a Byzantine woman found in Turkey, in what
Discovery of Dinosaur Tail Encased in Amber Sheds Light on Evolution of Feathers
A dinosaur tail preserved in amber has been discovered for the first time ever, researchers announced on Thursday in a paper published in the scientific journal Cell Biology. The feather-covered tail is from a dinosaur that lived on Earth about 99 million years ago, according to a news release from
Reptile With 'Bizarre' Front Limbs Tweaks Current Understanding of Evolution
A new study on 212-million-year-old fossils from an extinct reptile with strange arms has shed new light on our understanding of evolution. A team of scientists analyzed the fossils of a drepanosaurus, a prehistoric reptile that has been described as a "chameleon-anteater hybrid," and found that
Tasmanian Devils Evolving Genetic Resistance to Cancer Threatening Species
Tasmanian devils are evolving genetic resistance to a contagious and deadly cancer that's been pushing the endangered species to the brink of extinction , an international team of scientists has found. Devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), a nearly 100 percent fatal cancer first detected 20 years ago,
New Research Suggests 'Lucy' Died After Falling From Tree
"Lucy," the famous upright-walking human ancestor who is estimated to be more than 3 million years old, may have died after from falling from a tree, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin. What caused Lucy's death has been
'10% Happier': Richie Davidson
Neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds talks with ABC News' Dan Harris about his research and relationship with the Dalai Lama.