The evolution of cooperation, or the history of life in this planet

From the simplest of cells to the first bands of hominids treading on two legs across the African savannah, the history of life in this planet is based on cooperation.

Graham Bell

Interview with Graham Bell

Interview with Dr. Graham Bell, Professor of Evolution at McGill University (Montréal) and one of the most important voices in the academic field of evolutionary biology.

A couple of Magellanic penguins. / EzPzPics

Why do some animals display homosexual behaviour?

Homosexual behaviour has always been considered a paradox from an evolutionary point of view because it does not produce offspring, but there are nuances to this.

La evolución

The seed of ‘La Evolución’

Human palaeontology in Spain has experienced extraordinary growth in recent decades. In this work we investigate the influence that the book La evolución (1966) and its editors, Miquel Crusafont, Bermudo Meléndez, and Emiliano Aguirre, exerted on this explosion.


Out of Africa

Recent paleoanthropological evidence from the early Pleistocene site of Dmanisi in Georgia has revealed that the first hominins out of Africa were more archaic than the coeval African and Asian Homo erectus.


Interview with Jack Szostak

Interview with Jack Szostak, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009, along with the molecular biology experts Elizabeth Blackburn and Carol Greider.

Roger Butlin

Interview with Roger Butlin

Professor of the Department of Animal and Plant Science of the University of Sheffield.


Human brain evolution

The specializations in human brain anatomy that are responsible for our unique behavioral and cognitive traits evolved over a very short period of evolutionary time.


Building brains that can evolve

Evo-devo biology involves cross-species comparisons of entire developmental trajectories, not just of adult forms. This approach has proven very successful in general morphology, but its application to neurobiological problems is still relatively new.


Reflections on the origin of life

The question of the origin of life cannot be explained by appealing exclusively to Darwinian evolutionary mechanisms, as many experts tend to assume, but requires a profound change in perspective.