The spider lived over 300 million years before modern humans first evolved
The anatomy of the fish could help us understand how our ancestors evolved
The paper's perceived references to intelligent design have provoked anger and calls for a boycott of the journal
Scientists are trying to understand why some animals are asexual, and others aren't
‘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
Francis goes against Benedict XVI’s apparent support for 'intelligent design' - but does hail his predecessor’s 'great contribution to theology'
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'