Palaeontology

Fossil find solves evolutionary debate

It’s hard to track down members of a family when many of them disappeared millions of years ago.

The curious case of the shapeshifting dinosaurs

New research reveals that dinosaurs changed shape during their lives. This means that many dinosaurs, which have so far been considered to be different species, were actually just different growth stages of the…

Ichthyosaurs suffered from the bends

These ancient reptiles may have injured themselves during long deep-sea dives.

Did the egg come first?

The egg came first, in amniotes at least.

Homo erectus was not alone

New fossils shed light on human evolution and solve a 40-year-old mystery.

Neanderthals ate their greens

Our primitive relatives were more sophisticated than we thought.

Clovis people weren’t alone

Oregon’s Paisley Caves are as old as Clovis sites, but were inhabited by a different group.

Gigantic seabirds once glided over the Australian coast

  Huge bony-toothed birds soared in the sky over Australia five million years ago, fossil evidence shows.

Stonehenge: symbol of unification?

Britain’s neolithic people pulled together to build this monument.

Eternal embrace

 The fossils found in Germany are the first known example of prehistoric sex.

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