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Artist’s impression of an individual Yutyrannus. Dr Brian Choo

Dinosaurs of a feather: meet T-Rex’s fluffy cousin

It’s taken a century of debate, but in the past two decades we’re finally understanding where birds came from. Now, with a new study published in the journal Nature, Chinese and Canadian researchers have…
We now know the exact age of a species that confounds scientists. Lee Berger/University of the Witwaterstrand

Putting meat on the bones of Au. sediba, our oldest ancestor

Since its discovery in August 2008, the site of Malapa in Johannesburg has yielded more than 220 bones of early hominins representing at least six individuals, including the remains of babies, juveniles…
Coelondonta thibetana, an ancestor of the above, is a revelation and a paradox. thejanehorton

New woolly rhino in Tibet causes itch for Ice Age theorists

Fossils from a new species of woolly rhinoceros found in Tibet have the potential to rock several cherished theories. According to the authors of a new paper published today in Science, the rhino showed…

Key to big whale bite found in fossils

An examination of fossils found 25 years ago on Victoria’s coastline are providing paleontologists with new clues into the…

Ancient ‘croc dog’ discovered

A newly identified crocodile species thought to have lived 70 million years ago has been discovered in a small town in Brazil…

Ancient turtle survived meteorite

The remains of a turtle that survived the 65 million-year-old meteorite impact that wiped out the dinosaurs have been found…

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