New laboratory experiments add analytical rigour to the search for ancient biomolecules
Small holes in baby dinosaur bones add to the growing mass of evidence that the ancient creatures were warm-blooded and highly active.
Experts insist there is no scientific reason for allowing these fossils to travel to space.
Pollen can become preserved in sediment deposits over thousands, or even millions, of years.
The fossil record tells conflicting stories about what happened to flowering plants after the asteroid.
Reptiles don’t generally care for their offspring, but some pterosaurs may have bucked the trend.
Some footprints last thousands or even millions of years, preserved in sand that turned to rock.
Fossilised tracks of a group of plant-eating dinosaurs have been found in Lesotho’s Roma Valley for the first time.
Large pareiasaurs are among the earliest huge plant-eating tetrapods to appear in the history of the development of life on Earth.
Foulden Maar is one of only two sites in New Zealand that preserve fossils showing ecological interactions and features such as eyes, skin, stomach contents and original colour patterns.
New research shows that placental mammals survived the mass extinction that killed the
The arrangement of leaves on most plants follows a mathematical pattern – new research sheds light on how it evolved.
Researchers have found an armoured fossil skink 1,000 times heavier than the ones in your garden. Its closest living relative is the shingleback lizard.
New evidence from contested Laos cave site shows humans reached Southeast Asia at least 68,000 years ago.
The ancestors of kangaroos once lived in the trees – but their evolutionary history is murky. Here’s everything we know so far.
Digital scanning offers a new window on Australia’s unique fossil history, from early multicellular lifeforms to gigantic ‘marsupial lions’.
Having special foot adaptations helped these sizeable animals wander long distances, which meant a better chance to find plentiful food and water.
In the dinosaur era, flying reptiles soared in the skies of what is now Australia – but we have barely any fossil records of them.
This was an area in which early anatomically modern humans survived, evolved and thrived, before spreading out of Africa to other continents.
Ancient microbes likely produced natural products their descendants today do not. Tapping into this lost chemical diversity could offer a potential source of new drugs.