When the dinosaurs went extinct, some species took over the world. Adaptability, not survivability, explains why.
How we identified a new ancestor of the likes of _Diplodocus_ from old bones.
The extinct _Mukupirna_ - which translates to 'big bones' - is estimated to have been more than four times larger than any living wombat.
Photos from Queensland coal mines helped researchers discover a missing top predator in the ancient Australian food chain.
We found footprints that measure around 24 centimetres long. We suspect they came from animals with legs the same height as humans.
New research on the Late Devonian extinction suggests the ozone layer could be naturally depleted as the temperature rises.
These megafauna were the largest land animals to live in Australia since the time of the dinosaurs.
This ancient cat-sized animal lived millions of years ago and had features not found in any of today's mammals.
During the transitional period between the Pleistocene and Holocene epoch, the Earth's temperature underwent massive change, forcing prehistoric humans in Indonesia to change their diet.
Researchers realised a dull-looking 13,000-year-old weevil was actually covered in brilliant green, blue and yellow nanoscopic crystals.
New research suggests African monkeys crossed the ocean to South America earlier than previously thought.
The findings suggest that this specimen could climb and move in trees. But it may also have been able to walk on the ground. This echoes previous studies.
The fossil includes the tiny creature's original bone and flesh.
Scientists claim to have found DNA in fossilised dinosaur cartilage.
Our extinct, distant cousins still lived in Indonesia 110,000 years ago.
This newly discovered species is the oldest one known to resemble today's penguins in both size and leg proportions, unlike its giant co-habitants at the time.
Newly discovered extinct ape Danuvius has some human-like features, but that doesn't mean it could walk like us.
300,000 years ago, there were lots of different species of human. Now it’s only us – and we're probably the reason why.
Scientists claimed they knew what this bizarre creature was – our evidence suggests the question is still open.
A 'game-changing' fossil pterosaur suggests these species could easily fly between continents, helping to explain why similar specimens have been found all over the world.