For the first time, an hour-by-hour timeline reveals what happened after the asteroid crash that killed the dinosaurs

2019-09-12 10:37

The dinosaurs' extinction was spurred by an asteroid that struck Earth. By studying the crater, scientists now know what happened after the impact.

Colourful fossils found in an Australian opal mine linked to a brand-new plant-eating species of dinosaur

2019-06-04 13:23

Fostoria dhimbangunmal was a plant-eating dinosaur likely around during the mid-Cretaceous period, around one hundred million years ago.

This 'bizarre-looking, buck-toothed' dinosaur that could fit in your palm flew around the Jurassic skies like a bat

2019-05-16 05:42

Scientists discovered a 163-million-year old dinosaur in China that had leathery wings like a modern-day bat.

Discovered: An ancient whale that had four legs and could walk on land

2019-04-06 19:36

Paleontologists discovered an ancient whale off the coast of Peru that had four legs and could walk on land.

Paleontologists have discovered the world's biggest and longest-lived T. rex. It weighed almost 10,000 kilograms.

2019-03-28 07:46

The world's heaviest T. rex to date, nicknamed Scotty, weighed almost 10,000 kilograms.

Giant dinosaur bones get archaeologists rethinking Triassic period

2018-07-10 09:47

Giant dinosaurs lived on Earth much earlier than previously thought, says a team of excavators in Argentina who discovered the remains of a 200-million-year old species.

The skulls of our ancestors

2018-03-18 06:03

A call for the repatriation of the human remains of our African ancestors from the global north and former colonies, writes Wandile Kasibe.

Subway paleontology: LA construction unearths fossil trove

2017-12-11 12:26

The Los Angeles subway system is expanding, and so too are the number of prehistoric fossils being recovered as crews dig beneath the city.

UK student discovers 145 million-year-old 'rat' teeth

2017-11-08 09:51

A student at a British university has uncovered teeth from rat-like creatures who lived 145 million years ago and have distant links to humans, a scientific journal reports.

Looking for Man's origins in a Bulgarian savannah

2017-06-16 18:00

Scientists say seven million years ago the sunflower and maize fields in parts of southern Bulgaria were like an African savannah.


A 3.8 milion-year-old skull has been found in Africa. It changes our understanding of human history.

2019-08-28 20:37

Australopiths were human ancestors that lived 4.2 million years ago. A new skull fossil is changing our understanding of these ancient hominins.

Scientists found a billion-year-old fungus, and it could change our understanding of how life migrated to land

2019-05-24 09:03

Scientists found billion-year-old fossil fungi in the Canadian arctic, the oldest on record. It could reveal clues about how life migrated to land.

Scientists may have discovered a new human species. It lived on a tiny island in the Philippines at the same time as Homo sapiens.

2019-04-10 21:38

Anthropologists may have discovered a new human relative named Homo luzonensis on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It's the first new hominin species discovery since Homo naledi was discovered in South Africa in 2015.

This ancient sea creature had 18 tentacles that funneled food into its gaping mouth — and it may be the ancestor of an even creepier ocean animal

2019-04-01 21:29

Scientists have discovered a 518-million-year-old fossilized sea creature that had 18 tentacles. It could be the ancestor of comb jellies.

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history

2018-07-22 17:59

Our understanding of human history has been thoroughly upended by a number of discoveries over the past few years.

New discovery: First African fossils of four-legged vertebrates lived in Antarctic Circle

2018-06-07 20:07

Two new species have been discovered and are considered to be Africa’s earliest known four-legged vertebrates, by a remarkable 70-million years.

Skulls show women moved across medieval Europe, not just men

2018-03-13 11:08

The newcomers who arrived in the little farming villages of medieval Germany would have stood out: They had dark hair and tawny skin, spoke a different language and had remarkably tall heads.

New species of 'marsupial lion' found in Australia

2017-12-07 14:33

A new species of "marsupial lion" extinct in Australia for 19 million years has been discovered at one of the most significant fossil deposits in the world, researchers say.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? - No, it's a Jurassic mammal!

2017-08-10 20:09

Not all prehistoric mammals needed to scurry to avoid dinosaurs with whom they shared the planet in the Jurassic age. Some just glided, according to research.

Humans split from apes in Europe, not Africa: Study

2017-05-23 22:15

Researchers have long believed that humans split from apes some five million years ago in Africa, but a study suggests it happened in Europe far earlier than that.

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