By Christine Hsu | Dec 17, 2012 11:47 AM EST
Scientists have successfully made fish grow "hands" instead of fins in an experiment that may reveal how animals transitioned to living on land instead of only in water.
By Makini Brice | Dec 03, 2012 11:50 AM EST
Researchers have pinpointed the exact time in history when they believe that human ancestors evolved the capacity for intelligence.
By Christine Hsu | Nov 19, 2012 04:05 PM EST
Study revealed that like humans, the wellbeing or happiness of chimpanzees and orangutans also follows a U shape and is high in youth, falls in middle age and rises again into old age.
By Christine Hsu | Nov 13, 2012 04:20 PM EST
New research suggests that early human ancestors began eating grass half a million years earlier than believed.
By Christine Hsu | Nov 07, 2012 05:33 PM EST
A new study reveals that urban growth alters the behavior of birds, after researchers found that city and country birds of the same species do not react in the same way.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 24, 2012 12:35 PM EDT
Grandmas may be the reason why humans live longer than apes, a new study suggests.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 22, 2012 04:27 PM EDT
Learning to cook may have helped the human brain grow, and may have led to the invention of tools, culture and civilization, scientists claim.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 17, 2012 05:19 PM EDT
Scientists have found why no matter how hard you try, the sound of a crying baby is almost impossible to ignore.
By Makini Brice | Oct 16, 2012 03:26 PM EDT
Homo sapiens may not have the largest brains in the animal kingdom, but their extraordinary size in relation to our bodies has long been thought as what set us apart.
By Makini Brice | Oct 15, 2012 02:59 PM EDT
What's the opposite of a silver lining?
By Christine Hsu | Oct 11, 2012 12:17 PM EDT
Women are more affected by bad news and can also remember the details better than their male counterparts, according to new research.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 10, 2012 03:45 PM EDT
Scientists say that the recently discovered 520 million year old insect brain, the oldest brain ever discovered in an arthropod, is surprisingly complex for its age, and may be the earliest example on record of a modern brain structure.
By Makini Brice | Oct 08, 2012 04:59 PM EDT
The House of Representatives' Science Committee has gotten itself into a bit of hot water again as another member of the committee has said something that contradicts with the scientific consensus.
By Makini Brice | Oct 08, 2012 04:14 PM EDT
The color red has long been associated with power, but why?
By Christine Hsu | Oct 05, 2012 01:59 PM EDT
Modern Europeans may have interbred with Neanderthals as recently as 37,000 years ago, after modern humans with advanced stone tools expanded out of Africa, according to a new study.