Bipedal movement has existed in modern reptiles for much longer than we previously knew.
A drying climate caused a mass extinction among plants, but paved the way for the ancestors of modern reptiles, mammals, and birds.
New research suggests life on Earth became more diverse because of a change in biology related to stem cells, not just rising oxygen levels.
Lepidoptera insects are at least 70m years older than we previously knew.
A consultant on Chris Packham's latest dinosaur show about Tyrannosaurus Rex explains how they kept it entertaining but accurate.
Scientists in New Zealand have discovered an extinct penguin known as Kumimanu biceae that was 1.77m tall.
Researchers use CT scanners to take first look inside pterosaur eggs.
Scientists can be overly thirsty for dinosaur blood.
Reconstructing the colours of the feathered Sinosauropteryx gives hints about its habitat and lifestyle.
New research shows how dinosaurs suppressed their teeth and grew beaks, and then back-shifted this process from adult to embryo stage.
Two fossils found in South Africa provide direct evidence of parental care in extinct pre-mammalian ancestors.
The evidence of a much earlier presence of humans in Indonesia was found more than 100 years ago. But only now has the age of the fossil teeth been accurately dated.
One of Australia's most distinguished palaeontologists will be farewelled at a funeral in Canberra today.
As an intellectual history of the disciplines of paleontology and paleoanthropology, Kuljan’s book is especially adept at narrating the interwoven connections between science and power.
Africa has one of the world's richest fossil records, and evidence suggests that amateurs collected really important fossils long before professionals arrived on the scene.
Evidence of Homo naledi's age suggests we need to rethink our understanding of human history and evolution.
A burst of wet weather could have helped to kill off mammoths and other large herbivores, by transforming much of the world's grasslands into bogs and forests and depriving megafauna of food.
Researchers pieced together evidence from fossils that had been sitting in museums for years.
A new fossil study challenges 130 years of thinking about how dinosaurs evolved.
The first truly terrestrial animals evolved from ancient fishes that left the water for land. But what prompted to move has been a mystery.