How, when and where did modern humans evolve? Nobody has all the answers, but studying rock and dirt can put the debate on firmer footing.
Small holes in baby dinosaur bones add to the growing mass of evidence that the ancient creatures were warm-blooded and highly active.
Reptiles don’t generally care for their offspring, but some pterosaurs may have bucked the trend.
New evidence from contested Laos cave site shows humans reached Southeast Asia at least 68,000 years ago.
Digital scanning offers a new window on Australia’s unique fossil history, from early multicellular lifeforms to gigantic ‘marsupial lions’.
Meet Ann: a toothy 95 million-year-old Diamantinasaurus from outback Queensland.
Although we’re used to seeing lipless dinosaur carnivores, our new data suggests they had lizard-like lips and probably couldn’t snarl.
Hollow bones were essential for dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex.
Close relatives of primates adapted to life in the High Arctic 52 million years ago – this may offer insight into future changes in the Arctic.
A puzzle over the identity of an extinct bird that laid eggs across Australia has been solved.
A closer look at these fossil bones revealed more than the suggestion of a previously undescribed species - it pointed to the individual animal having suffered with osteoarthritis.
Palaeontologists studied Pantolambda fossils in forensic detail to learn about its lifestyle.
Millions of years on. modern frogs and toads still haven’t learnt you can have too much of a good thing.
The largest animals to ever walk the earth, giant sauropods dominated world ecosystems for 100 million years. New research indicates soft ‘heel pads’ helped them reach their stature.
The biggest crime of the film was exaggerating the size of dinosaurs.
New research on the Crystal Palace dinosaurs is uncovering truths about these famous Victorian sculptures
The mysterious Denisovans left DNA traces in populations across Southeast Asia and Australasia, but until now no physical signs of their presence outside Eurasia had been found.
The first sabre-toothed cat-like predator was not much larger than a bobcat, but it had long teeth and a strong jaw to cut through thick skin.
Two newly discovered species of quokka-sized kangaroos, which lived 18 million years ago in the Queensland rainforest, show evolution in the act of giving kangaroos a taste for leaves.
Why our chance discovery of an Arthropleura as long as an alligator, while on holiday on a beach in northern England, was such a landmark moment.