What the spitting archerfish might tell us about small-brain intelligence
Why falconers believe a bird of prey in action is still a wonder worth beholding
A cut-throat case of evolutionary backstabbing in the Peruvian rainforest
What say you, dinosaur?
How the mantis shrimp’s six-pupiled eyes put 20/20 vision to shame
Obsession and electricity: a scientist chases the origins of life in the lab
Coded vibrations and signal jamming – the secret language of the treehoppers
Unified theory of evolution
If a sea urchin survives the incredible tumult of youth, it’s nearly immortal
Microbes have no morals
Glow worms mimic stars, creating a stunning faux night sky in a New Zealand cave
Extinction is forever: de-extinction can’t save what we had
Anthropology is far from licking the problem of fossil ages
Humane horse-training means understanding humans as predators and horses as prey
The link between language and cognition is a red herring
Frans de Waal
What makes mosquitoes so good at getting under our skin?
Sex is a costly molecular kind of wizardry – why evolve it?
Arunas L Radzvilavicius
Great for killing, and for research: the lethal fangs of saber-toothed cats
How multicoloured side-blotched lizards put game theory into evolutionary action
How lobsters use their 12 ‘noses’ to woo mates, find food and win fights
See how our brains group words by meaning in surprisingly complex semantic maps
Dogs love to play, but they don’t do so for pleasure
Raymond Coppinger & Mark Feinstein
Cell growth simulations reveal life-like emergence in stunning digital art
A hair-trigger existence – the extreme peril of feasting on Venus flytrap nectar
Are the kung fu skills of a newborn orchid mantis a match for a jumping spider?
Join massive, ancient carnivores for a rare feast beneath the Antarctic ice
How do polar bears find their love match? Flirty play in the snow till they drop
Human evolution is more a muddy delta than a branching tree