A relatively simple mixture of chemicals can produce some of the compounds needed to form RNA, UNSW scientists have shown.
Bats may have lived in caves and used soundwaves to navigate much earlier than first thought.
New research suggests insects have pollinated flowers since the pollen-bearing blooms first evolved more than 140 million years ago.
Live birth has evolved independently more than 150 times. The underlying biophysical processes all look quite similar, but new research shows they use completely different genetic tools.
Viral fossils buried in DNA may protect against future virus infections, a new marsupial study suggests.
According to this theory, our social and political views can be impacted not only by the sex of our children, but also whether we have more male or female relatives.
DNA from the humble sea sponge is shedding light on the "dark matter" that makes up much of our genomes.
Face pareidolia – the phenomenon of seeing faces in everyday objects – uses the same brain processes that we use to recognise and interpret other ‘real’ human faces.
As modern medicine improves, so too does our ability to stave off disease. But can we overcome the most inescapable of afflictions - old age? Researchers around the world are trying to find out.
New research shows, in a world first, a recreation of the evolution of flowering plants through time - a complete angiosperm 'time-tree'.