Curiosities

Thu, 2018-08-23

228-million-year-old fossil sheds light on how turtles evolved.

Fri, 2018-08-24

An international team of researchers discovered a new species of dinosaur, Xiyunykus pengi, during an expedition to Xinjiang, China.

Wed, 2018-08-22

New fossil analysis suggests the planet's earliest known animals emerged at least 571 million years ago.

Wed, 2018-08-22

The last of the non-avian dinosaurs disappeared from our fragile planet around 65 million years ago. And an asteroid did it, right?

Tue, 2018-08-21

South Africa’s last known colony of coelacanth, fish that have survived for more than 420 million years, could be under threat from oil exploration, conservationists warn.

Tue, 2018-08-21

Dinosaur footprints have been found preserved in rocks on the Scottish mainland for the first time, a leading palaeontologist has said.

Tue, 2018-08-14

Palaeontologists have found a new species of pterosaur - the family of prehistoric flying reptiles that includes pterodactyl.

Wed, 2018-08-15

The evolutionary tale of birds is full of twists, turns and discoveries that continue to rewrite the history books. Paul Willis leads us through the maze.

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