The platypus already had a reputation as a natural oddity. Blacklights now reveal that it is one of the few mammals known to be biofluorescent.
The site, where young prehistoric megasharks ate their fill to grow large, is the first ancient shark nursery in the U.S. to be confirmed with fossils.
Professors are starting to orient Charles Darwin within a rich history of people from all cultures who have grappled with the mechanisms of life.
A Cretaceous crustacean preserved in amber reveals new insights about “giant sperm.”
An Australian reptile delivered the same litter both in eggs and live birth, suggesting to researchers that an evolutionary shift could be happening before our eyes.
Some 555 million years ago, this worm-like animal with a mouth and butt tunneled through the seafloor, originating the body plan that gave rise to humans and most other animals.
The finding deepens our understanding of how modern life originated on Earth and shows there’s a lot we still don’t know about our planet’s history.
“They’re incredibly cute little animals and are really more like a gecko walking around than a shark.”
The study of genitals has historically ignored female parts. Now that that's changing, it's revealing an evolutionary competition between penis and vagina.
Species that aren't closely related can look identical thanks to a bizarre trick of evolution. A new study reveals part of the mechanism for creating nature's unrelated twins.
By deforming their beaks, an introduced parasite is causing two finch species to hybridize, changing the course of their evolution.