Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped <em>Homo sapiens</em> Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness

Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.

Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.

zoonotic diseases, evolution
A Twice-Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
A Twice-Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 27, 2018
Controversy surrounding a mathematical model to explain the so-called “greater variability of males” hypothesis fells two versions of a paper—but critics of the work wish it were still published.
Fossilized Lipids Confirm <em>Dickinsonia</em> as One of the Earliest Animals
Fossilized Lipids Confirm Dickinsonia as One of the Earliest Animals
Ruth Williams | Sep 20, 2018
An analysis of organic material from 500-million-year-old fossils upholds the theory that the mysterious creatures were early forms of animal life.
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Dies
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Dies
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 6, 2018
He was known for his work on the gene-culture theory of human evolution and the Human Genome Diversity Project.
Image of the Day: Baby Boom
Image of the Day: Baby Boom
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 31, 2018
Researchers describe the remains of a clutch of extinct mammal-like animals.
Image of the Day: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Image of the Day: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 22, 2018
By reevaluating a fossil species, researchers have developed a new theory for the lemur colonization of Madagascar.  
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Abby Olena | Aug 16, 2018
A 99-million-year-old beetle preserved in amber alongside grains of pollen likely pollinated prehistoric plants.
Elephants Revived a &ldquo;Zombie&rdquo; Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Kerry Grens | Aug 15, 2018
DNA damage kick-starts what was once a defunct duplicated gene, which kills off injured cells.
Image of the Day: Watering Hole
Image of the Day: Watering Hole
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 8, 2018
A new study describes an unusual water harvesting method in plants.
Language Gene Dethroned
Language Gene Dethroned
Shawna Williams | Aug 3, 2018
Contrary to earlier results, FOXP2 did not undergo a “selective sweep” as humans developed language, a study finds.