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Clues hidden in leaf fossils reveal shift to vegetation that smolders rather than flares.

Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer

Large brains used to be an advantage, then humans happened.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

In whales -- and in humans -- older females seem to offer a special benefit to groups.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Sex differences in human travel behavior may have evolutionary roots.

Nala Rogers, Contributor

Humans may have evolved a visual spider “template” to warn us of danger.

Nala Rogers, Contributor

Study reveals how in distantly related species, smaller birds can win battles with larger ones.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Evolution of Galápagos feather lice tracks hawk hosts through space and time.

Patricia Waldron, Contributor

Police in Ferguson have used an ancient tactic.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Airplanes and birds may have followed similar pattern to increase efficiency.

Brian Owens, Contributor

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