Mercury found in prehistoric rock bolsters the idea that volcanoes caused a mass extinction 200m years ago.
Fossilised dinosaur eggs in nests, uncovered by a raid on illegal fossils in 2004.
A new, "baby dragon" dinosaur revealed in a fossil returned to China is a striking example of the discoveries that might be lost when scientific specimens are illegally removed and traded.
Local people at Tendaguru (Tanzania) excavation site in 1909 with Giraffatitan fossils.
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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.
Mark Witton/Natural History Museum
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 end was nigh.
Their days were numbered for quite some time ...
Dinghua Yang & Jun Liu
A 245m year old fossil is the first evidence that of live births in one of the major groups of animals.
Trustees of the NHM, London
The Natural History Museum's 'Dippy' the diplodocus skeleton is about to be become a giant 3D jigsaw.
There might have been as many as 160,000 types of dinosaur, give or take.
A set of fossils that lay forgotten in a museum are revealing new secrets about Britain's prehistoric wildlife.
New research suggests how asteroids may have helped create conditions for life on Earth. But we shouldn't get too carried away with the idea – yet.
New software could help to reveal the story behind the imprint.
How to solve mysteries with an accessible computer program.
A 133 million-year-old fossil hints that dinosaurs had bigger brains than we've realised.
Savannasaurus was pretty small, by titanosaur standards.
Travis Tischler/Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History
Dinosaur bones unearthed at one of Australia's richest fossil sites have introduced us to a new species: Savannasaurus, one of a family of huge dinosaurs that trekked here more than 100 million years ago.
New research suggests the Chicxulub asteroid impact threw up billions of tons of oil soot that blocked out the sun for a decade.
Arambourgiania pterosaurs sharing a small theropod for dinner.
Recent research is helping us to solve the mysteries of these bizarre prehistoric creatures.
Mammals like otters use their whiskers to orientate themselves – just like their pre-mammalian ancestors did.
A tiny pit on mammal-like animals’ snouts has revealed a great deal about how mammalian hair originated.
Think you know all about the dinosaurs? You might be surprised.
New research reveals that mammals didn't wait for the dinosaurs to die out before starting their rapid spread.
The idea that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a giant asteroid was ridiculed – until the remains of a giant crater were found deep underground.