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Can evolution explain rise in certain diseases?

While natural selection is best known for weeding out the weak, it may also be partly responsible for the apparent rise of some disorders, such as autism, autoimmune diseases and reproductive cancers, according to researchers. Full story

Shrinking of Scottish sheep tied to warming

Two years after scientists concluded that a breed of wild sheep in Scotland was shrinking over time, a new study reveals why: milder winters tied to global warming. Full story

We’re all living in Darwin’s world

Two hundred years after Charles Darwin's birth, it seems no sphere of human thought or activity has been left untouched by Darwinian analysis. Full story

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Human evolution kicks into high gear

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