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New Mexico Mammoths among best evidence for early humans in North America

The remains of two mammoths discovered in New Mexico show that humans lived in North America much earlier than thought. About 37,000 years ago, a...

How dinosaurs carried their enormous weight

Scientists have cracked an enduring mystery, discovering how sauropod dinosaurs – like Brontosaurus and Diplodocus – supported their gigantic bodies on land. A University of...

Scientists may have found Europe’s last panda species lived six million years ago

Lumbering through the forested wetlands of Bulgaria around six million years ago, a new species of panda has been uncovered by scientists who state...

Every bird has some dinosaur form, shows study

All baby birds have a moment prior to hatching when their hip bone is a tiny replica of a dinosaur’s pelvis. That’s one of the...

Plesiosaurs weren’t just marine animals, show fossils in Sahara Desert

Fossils of small plesiosaurs, long-necked marine reptiles from the age of dinosaurs, have been found in a 100-million year old river system that is...

T. rex was three separate species? No

A new study refutes a provocative claim made earlier this year that fossils classified as the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex represent three separate species. The rebuttal,...

Scientists discover fossil of Tiktaalik’s water-dwelling relative

A meme has been circulating online during the pandemic featuring Tiktaalik roseae, the iconic, four-legged “fishapod” that first made the transition from water to...

How life bounced back after 90% of species died off in history’s largest mass...

Scientists have discovered that bottom-burrowing animals were among the first to bounce back after the mass extinction at the end of the Permian period...

This giant dinosaur reveals why many prehistoric meat-eaters had such tiny arms

Scientists have discovered a new huge, meat-eating dinosaur, dubbed Meraxes gigas. The new dinosaur provides clues about the evolution and biology of dinosaurs such as...

Scientists find rare wild ancestors of feral pigeons on British and Irish islands

Researchers led by members of Oxford University's Department of Biology have found rare colonies of the wild ancestors of common domestic and feral pigeons. Already...