Sarah Gaunt finds that the Hainan gibbon is hanging on, but only just
Reza Rezaei Javan investigates syncytins – viral genes that are essential for our survival
From the origin of life through to the development of language and culture, Charlotte Mykura explores the rise of human beings
Nam Cheah looks at the evolution of the hominoid diet
Join the Natural History Museum for an evening with award-winning photographer Anup Shah as he shares his passion for studying animal behaviour.
Editors-in-Chief, Iona Twaddell and Jennifer Toes, answer your quick-fire science questions in 150 words or less.
Dentistry was not much fun in the 18th century, but it has influenced modern smiles none the less…
There is no question about it, we have big heads. Relative to our body size we have the largest brains on earth, and even non-relative to body size, our brains are still some of the largest. If we consider that we are the well-honed product of mother nature’s machinations then it follows logically that large […]
Yes, maybe it’s true that there are differing opinions on who we think of as attractive. Indeed, some people think Simon Cowell is good looking. Still cant get my head around that one, but I digress. Yes, people have their own personal prefernces – blonde or brunette, brainy or brawny, etc. However, numerous studies have […]
Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) There is a paradox in nature conservation, that the efforts taken to protect a species from extinction, may be the very cause of their eventual demise. This can be seen clearly at the Tanjung Puting Rehabilitation Centre in Indonesian Borneo. Set out as a series of islands across the West coast, the […]
Warning: this post contains scenes of extreme cuteness and adorability. Reader discretion is advised. Scientists have, for the first time, proved systematically that tiny little kittens and puppies are actually cute. It sounds incredibly obvious; even the coldest, stony-hearted grinches out there will melt at the sight of a baby animal looking up at them. […]