Evolution Archive
25 July 2012, 09:15 AM ET
A spineless creature experienced two doublings in DNA, triggering the evolution of humans and other animals.
28 June 2012, 12:01 PM ET
The cavemen lived 7,000 years ago in what is now northern Spain.
27 June 2012, 01:01 PM ET
The hominin's diet is unlike other extinct relatives of humans.
25 June 2012, 03:02 PM ET
A scientist has discovered the fossil that ties modern flatfish to their symmetrical ancestors.
25 June 2012, 01:18 PM ET
Religion survived Copernicus and Darwin, after all.
14 June 2012, 06:25 PM ET
About a third of Americans believe that humans evolved, but under God's guidance.
13 June 2012, 01:00 PM ET
Way back in our evolutionary lineage, the first bony fish looked like sharks.
04 June 2012, 03:00 PM ET
The new primate suggests our ancestors came from Asia rather than Africa.
01 June 2012, 02:16 PM ET
Surveys reveal creationism has remained strong in the U.S. over 30 years. What do you think?
01 June 2012, 12:14 PM ET
American belief in creationism has remained roughly constant for 30 years, a survey indicates.
28 May 2012, 09:09 PM ET
When creatures made their way onto land for the first time, it wasn't pretty.
17 May 2012, 04:02 PM ET
Do you think humans are inherently prone to conflict?
04 May 2012, 01:30 PM ET
Ancient cypress trees offer evidence of the planet's past.
03 May 2012, 02:00 PM ET
Grasping antennae evolved in male water bugs to hold reluctant females
30 April 2012, 03:01 PM ET
Natural selection continues to weed out the weak and bolster the strong.
27 April 2012, 04:59 PM ET
Rats are versatile biters, gnawing better than squirrels, chewing better than guinea pigs.
26 April 2012, 08:01 PM ET
The molecule we association with allergies helps sea urchins grow up.
19 April 2012, 06:40 PM ET
Scientists sleuth out how the first cells stayed alive.
12 April 2012, 04:20 PM ET
The "monkey bill" is one of many proposals to get creationism into public schools.
10 April 2012, 02:00 PM ET
A Chinese fossil indicates just how long modern-looking 'living fossil' fish have been around.
10 April 2012, 06:37 AM ET
Woodpecker's brains are protected on a microscopic level.
27 March 2012, 06:27 PM ET
The ability to produce light by chemical reaction has evolved over and over again.
27 March 2012, 06:24 PM ET
How much do you know about how living things — from fungi to to fish — produce their own light?
27 March 2012, 05:00 PM ET
Some fireflies, other insects, fungi, bacteria, jellyfish and bony fish can all produce their own light.
12 March 2012, 04:19 PM ET
A former NASA JPL employee alleges he was fired over his belief in intelligent design.
23 February 2012, 02:01 PM ET
The "abortion" keeps new males from killing the mama's babies.
22 February 2012, 01:43 PM ET
The male chromosome degraded in the past, but it's solid now.
09 February 2012, 05:04 PM ET
The disease-causing bacteria has also lost its immune system along the way, leaving a weakness the researchers hope to exploit.
02 February 2012, 02:01 PM ET
Evolutionary divergence depends on random processes and natural selection.
26 January 2012, 02:02 PM ET
Battles between bacteria and virus help reveal how new traits appear
26 January 2012, 01:46 PM ET
Michigan State University researchers have seen for the first time that the Lambda virus can mutate in a short time (4 mutations in just 12 days) and found new ways to attack host cells.
23 January 2012, 03:58 PM ET
Cavefish that have lost their eyesight and body coloring while adapting to the dark depths where they dwell show no prejudice against their surface-dwelling counterparts.
20 January 2012, 04:31 PM ET
Does your acceptance or rejection of evolution depend on what your gut is telling you?
05 January 2012, 02:05 PM ET
Instead of changing their genes, octopi 'edit' their RNA intermediates to survive in colder waters.
01 January 2012, 08:38 AM ET
At least three new proposed bills would limit teaching evolution in public schools.
27 December 2011, 11:22 AM ET
Noted paleontologist Jack Horner wants to turn a chicken into a dinosaur.