It has long been thought that the first animals evolved from single-celled organisms resembling microbes called choanoflagellates that are found in water today.
Scientists hope their theory could one day pave the way for new ways to prevent cancer.
I went to a Flat Earth convention. Here's what separates science deniers from scientists.
Cannibalism was a highly profitable survival strategy for our ancient ancestors, according to a study.
The ancient creature measures just under half-an-inch in size.
This suggests some lizards can "hedge their bets" reproductively, taking a punt on both eggs and live-born babies.
Study says the finding of an “intermittent anus” may shed light on the evolution of our own.
Even Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace discussed the unusual black and white pattern of zebras.
Targeting monkeys and squirrels allowed the first humans in Sri Lanka to colonize the rainforest environment.
Discovery pushes back the date of our ancestors leaving Africa by thousands of years.
Some parents felt the musical "caricatured" Christian views on science.
Cancer is a term encompassing many different diseases—there are many reasons to be skeptical over "cure" claims.
The results could have important implications for understanding when humans and other great apes diverged in evolutionary terms.
A recently arrived alien intelligence is all around us, but don't run for the hills just yet—for all its smarts, it's actually pretty dumb.
Ancient DNA adds new elephant species to the mix.
The partisan divide faithfully reflects the stark political choices facing Americans—and that's probably for the best.
The clutch of babies were likely still inside their eggs.
But if we act now, conservation efforts could save “billions of years of unique evolutionary history,” scientists say.
Rabbits have evolved numerous beneficial adaptations and behaviors over time, which have helped them to survive the threat of predators.
Elephant skin is covered in an intricate network of minuscule crevices that retain water and mud, providing a number of benefits.