UNSW researchers show gliding animals are an evolutionary surprise because their innovation did not lead to a proliferation of new adaptive forms.
Understanding our evolution can tell us a lot about the health challenges we face today.
Women take sexy selfies to compete with other women and climb the social ladder in economically unequal environments, new research suggests.
Australian university students give far more credit than the previous generation to the science of human evolution and far less to creationism or divine guidance, according to a landmark new study.
Young women posting alluring photos of themselves online say less about gender discrimination – or those taking the sexy selfies – than about the economies they live in, writes Khandis Blake.
Wild bilbies have learnt to avoid an old enemy, but are less cautious of a newer predator, new research suggests.
A major study of dingo DNA has revealed the animals most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves – a find with significant implications for their conservation.
Geneticists have now firmly established that roughly 2% of the DNA of all living non-African people comes from our Neanderthal cousins, writes Darren Curnoe.
UNSW Sydney scientists studying microbes from some of the saltiest lakes in Antarctica have discovered a new way that the tiny organisms can share DNA that could help them grow and survive.
New claims that humans evolved in Europe rather than Africa need to be treated with a good deal of caution, writes Darren Curnoe.