The 40-year friendship of Charles Darwin and Joseph Hooker, the most significant and scientifically important of Darwin’s life, can now be explored by anyone in the world with access to the Internet.
Fossils of a creature that lived on the ocean floor 505 million years ago have been identified by scientists as those of a previously-unknown marine worm, now named as Spartobranchus tenuis.
Unique fossils literally ‘lift the lid’ on ancient creature’s head to expose one of the earliest examples of food manipulating limbs in evolutionary history, dating from around 530 million years ago.
Natural killer cells – a vital part of the immune system – have a dual role in protecting against infection and ensuring reproduction. Scientists suggest that the multi-tasking ability of these cells helped humans to spread out of Africa.
Viruses are capable of outmanoeuvring the ability of bacteria to commit 'suicide', new research shows.
The relocation of the Herbarium’s one million pressed and dried plants to their new home in the University’s state-of-the-art Sainsbury Laboratory is turning up hundreds of unique specimens never seen since their collection centuries ago.
New research indicates that a bird’s ability to detect changes in air pressure is the evolutionary remnant of an ancient sense organ found in sharks and sturgeons.
Chimpanzee behaviour suggests tree-to-ground transition occurred before the emergence of ancient humans.
In the second report of our Egg Cetera series on egg-related research, let’s begin with the age-old question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Armed with knowledge of evolution, the answer is straightforward. Eggs came first.