‘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
Some users even threatened to boycott Google over the Doodle
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
Study shows the early humans butchered their rivals, breaking open their skulls and bones to extract the marrow
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'
Tom Lehrer's spring isn't complete without poisoning them in the park; Dick Dastardly dratted and double-dratted himself to near-oblivion chasing one. For the rest of us, it's become all too easy to vilify them as "rats with wings".
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
As the rich world suffers its crisis of excess, we can learn much from peoples who live with little.