evolution

Science

Birds Used to Be Freakin’ Huge

From giant penguins to super-tall parrots, human-sized birds used to roam the earth. What happened to them?
Madeleine Gregory
8.16.19
Science

Darwin’s Finches Are In Danger Because a Parasite Is Changing Their Mating Song

By deforming their beaks, an introduced parasite is causing two finch species to hybridize, changing the course of their evolution.
Madeleine Gregory
6.13.19
tech-science

This Bird Went Extinct and Then Evolved Into Existence Again

"We know of no other example in rails, or of birds in general, that demonstrates this phenomenon so evidently.”
Becky Ferreira
5.10.19
Let Me Google That For You

I Tried Answering the Top Googled Question: ‘Why Are We Still Here?’

It's the word "still" that makes it poignant.
Sam Nichols
4.16.18
politics

An Evolution Debate Shows American-style Politics Still Alive In Canada

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall isn’t the only one trying to politicize the Governor General’s comments.
Drew Brown
11.10.17
studies

Your Fear of Spiders and Snakes Is Evolutionary, Baby

A study shows that fear is hardwired into everyone, even six month-old babies.
Julian Morgans
10.23.17
Features

A Brief History of the Smiley Face, Rave Culture's Most Ubiquitous Symbol

The smiley in electronic music isn't merely cute—it's a symbol of defiance.
Michaelangelo Matos
12.20.16
tech

Poisonous Birds in Papua New Guinea and a Very Baffling Story of Evolution

They secrete batrachotoxin through their feathers, which is one of the world's most deadly poisons.
Julian Morgans
8.3.16
Stuff

The World's Most Poisonous Creatures Could Get You High and Save Your Life

In her new book, Venomous, molecular biologist Christie Wilcox goes in-depth exploring the culture and history of venom. VICE sat down with her for a chat about her interest in the world's deadliest creatures.
Seth Ferranti
7.31.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Science Says You Can Evolve a Bigger Penis By Simply Fucking More

The beetles have done it, so why not us?
Carlton Férment
5.25.16
Post Mortem

Humans Could One Day Evolve to Live Forever

If jellyfish can do it, why can't humans?
VICE Staff
5.4.16
nba

This Year's Rookies Are Changing The Idea Of What A NBA Center Can Be

The role of the big man in NBA basketball has evolved at warp speed over the last decade. Six big NBA rookies are doing their part to blast it into the future.
​Jared Dubin
3.28.16
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