New research links evolutionary processes to the principles of learning and intelligent problem solving
‘No matter what scenario we might find ourselves in the future, whether it is a water world, a second ice age or colonising another planet; humans will always try to avoid extinction. Ultimately, it is a fight for survival.’
Important genes picked up from Neanderthals which contribute to the human immune system may also be the cause of common allergies, studies say
Study shows the unexpectedly vast amount of time it took for ancestral species to eventually evolve into modern humans
What we do in life may have implications not only for the health of our children and even our grandchildren
Howler monkeys are among the loudest animals on the planet, yet they weigh just 7kg
BBC presenter Professor Alice Roberts says regulations must be expanded to include private schools
One third of Americans reject the theory of evolution
The emeritus pope made the comments in a letter to prominent mathematician and atheist Piergiorgio Odifreddi
Evolutionary biologists reveal that reports of altruism make a potential mate - even for a short-term fling - seem more attractive
This summary of a great career defines the evolutionary breakthroughs that made humankind
He posted: 'All the world's Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge'
"Reviewers of alternative comedy have failed to do what the rock-music press did 30 years ago: evolve a critical language to talk about a new art form." So claimed Robert Newman in 2006.
When the Dalai Lama received £1.1m last year from the Templeton Foundation, he did what all good Buddhist monks who have preached against materialism might be expected to do – he gave it away.
Virtuous atheists may live well and do good – but can they give hope to the hopeless cases?
Plymouth Brethren failed in bid – but one in four contenders have religious affiliations