Evolution

Experiments showed how cats can track their owners by listening for their voice
Haley Weiss, Staff Writer
Fox-like dog described by first Europeans to visit the remote islands was an ecological anomaly.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Up to 63% of African and Arabian mammal species may have vanished in a previously undetected die-off.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A new paper examines how elephants work together to solve a task and when cooperation breaks down.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
The flying reptile was among hundreds of fossils recovered by police in 2013.
James Gaines, Contributor
Analysis of fish ear bones reveals how bioluminescent lanternfish became so abundant.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
A fossil skull from a bird that lived in the time of dinosaurs sheds light on how the ancestors of modern birds escaped extinction.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
New research uncovers the cellular basis of fractal patterns in Romanesco and cauliflower.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The ancient dinosaur ancestor likely ate the newly described species by accident.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
The skull was found in China, and it belonged to a man who lived at the same time as Neanderthals and ancient Homo sapiens.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Brood X is emerging across 15 states. Here's how to decode all that buzzing from the trees.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
For the first time, researchers have obtained the nuclear DNA of archaic humans from cave sediments.
Meeri Kim, Contributor