New research disentangles the role Australia played in the evolution of songbirds.
New research suggests devils are evolving rapidly in response to their highly lethal transmissible cancer, and that the devils could save themselves.
Darwin’s finches on the Galapagos Islands are evolving rapidly due to an introduced parasite, including developing a new birdsong.
How new species are created is at the core of the theory of evolution. Mammals may be a good example of how sex chromosome change drove major groups apart.
To understand how some creatures evolved, you need to see how their brain developed over millions of years. That’s now possible thanks to some clever use of scanning technology.
Scientists are excited after a rare whale was found with an extra set of teeth, but we don’t know enough about the elusive species to call it an evolutionary throwback yet.
For centuries, the fossil remains of back-boned animals were studied primarily from their hardened bones. Now palaeontologists can study the softer side of these ancient creatures.
Insects have the capacity for ‘subjective experience’ and the brain structures that support this basic form of consciousness originated more than 480 million years ago, two Australian researchers have argued in a paper out today.