What DNA From Pet Foxes Teaches Us About Dogs—And Humans

A Soviet-era experiment to breed tame and aggressive foxes has produced surprising revelations about social behaviour and domestication.

The Hunt for the Ancient ’Hobbit’s’ Modern Relatives

A group of pygmies still lives near the cave where the short-statured Homo floresiensis was discovered. Could they be related?

Only Two Known Mammals Like Spicy Food

One is the human and the other, says a new study, is the tree shrew.

Rhino Embryos Created in Lab, Offering Hope for Nearly Extinct Species

An Italian biotechnology company has formed viable rhinoceros embryos using in-vitro fertilization—but some experts are skeptical of its value.