Evolution Archive
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.
22 December 2011, 02:49 PM ET
Since birds are the only surviving members of the family tree of the dinosaurs, why can't we flip some switches in the genetic code and return a chicken back to its former glory as a dinosaur?
20 December 2011, 11:17 AM ET
Just as great civilizations emerge today, our ancestors originated along rivers.
20 December 2011, 10:54 AM ET
We had sex with Neanderthals and left Africa from the Arabian Desert.
19 December 2011, 10:55 AM ET
Genital shape in beetles evolves faster than size.
13 December 2011, 11:01 AM ET
The results reveal how different, or alike, modern humans and Neanderthals are.
22 November 2011, 05:01 PM ET
People who have synesthesia may be more creative and have better memory.
18 November 2011, 03:01 PM ET
The males of two bipedal hominid species that roamed the South African savannah more than a million years ago were the stay-at-home types, compared to the wandering females, who went off on their own, leaving the men behind.
04 November 2011, 05:44 PM ET
Another look at famous footprints torpedoes the nuclear-family interpretation.
10 October 2011, 12:02 PM ET
Snails that live on mucus rafts evolved the talent from ancestors who carried their eggs on mucus strings.
06 October 2011, 03:14 PM ET
Flu viruses evolve and so must our vaccines.
06 October 2011, 01:56 PM ET
Curtis Marean studies human origins in African environments.
05 October 2011, 03:00 PM ET
Curtis Marean studies human origins in African environments.
05 October 2011, 12:49 PM ET
Rather than a primitive soup of chemicals, the last common ancestor was likely pretty complex.
03 October 2011, 03:00 PM ET
A study of a French-Canadian population between 1799 and 1940 concludes that modern humans are still capable of evolving, and still react to the pressures of natural selection.
01 October 2011, 02:03 PM ET
Once thought of as dim-witted big-game hunters, Neanderthals may have dined on fish, birds and plants as well.
27 September 2011, 07:01 PM ET
When male crickets offer large food gifts to their mates, females are more likely to seek mates out.
22 September 2011, 12:00 PM ET
The Denisovans spanned from Siberia to Asia, leaving evidence of interbreeding in modern humans.
14 September 2011, 10:44 AM ET
A rare hybridization event between the Eastern tiger swallowtail and the Canadian tiger swallowtail gave rise to the ancestor that started the Appalachian tiger swallowtail lineage.
13 September 2011, 07:01 PM ET
People with close ties to mom and dad are more likely to have kids of their own.
12 September 2011, 03:00 PM ET
Insect viruses first evolved around 310 million years ago — among the oldest age estimate for any virus group — and may have played a role in the diversification of their insect hosts.
05 September 2011, 03:32 PM ET
Seems as if modern humans were interbreeding with various similar species around at the time.
22 August 2011, 01:49 PM ET
What separates humans from other animals? Some of the answers might surprise you.
16 August 2011, 07:01 PM ET
Ancient baleen whales first evolved their huge mouths for sucking individual prey.
05 August 2011, 02:39 PM ET
Musical improvisation can improve depression.