Paleontology

30 May 2017

What are the secrets lying beneath our feet?

16 May 2017

A new discovery sheds light on the appearance of Homo naledi and when these ancient human relatives were alive.

28 March 2017

Scientists are proposing a radical reshuffle of the dinosaur family tree.

27 September 2016

Think you know what the dinosaurs looked like? Think again!

08 February 2016

X-rays can reveal the internal anatomical details of certain fossils

21 December 2015

In September a discovery was made that will change history book but who were Homo Naledi and what do they mean to us?

30 November 2015

What really killed the dinosaurs? Research this week has poured cold water on one of the leading theories...

17 November 2015

Water on the earth is easy to spot but there is also a lot beneath the surface and some of this is very very old.

10 August 2015

Researchers have discovered the first example of reproduction in complex life, in an organism called Fractofusus,...

26 June 2015

Finally, scientists have a complete picture of what one of nature's weirdest creatures looked like...

09 March 2015

The earliest evidence of our genus, Homo, has been unearthed in Ethiopia...

15 December 2014

There have been a number of mass-extinctions previously on Earth. Is another one on the cards? And if so, could...

15 December 2014

250 million years ago, life on Earth looked very different, both in the sea and on land. What wiped these strange...

15 December 2014

65 million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth, until suddenly they all vanished off the planet forever. What killed...

15 December 2014

Giant marsupials used to roam Australia, but when humans arrived 60 000 years ago, they suddenly became extinct. Did...

25 September 2014

A big part of finding ET is understanding what life actually is. We speak to Nick Lane to find out how life and non...

11 April 2013

We visit the Malpa site in South Africa where fossils from some of our earliest human ancestors are found...

07 December 2012

Giant reptiles cruised the oceans in the Mesozoic

07 December 2012

3 billion years later, signs of complex life in the oceans begins to emerge

07 December 2012

The story of the oceans begins 3.5 billion years ago with living rocks that made the earth habitable.

13 May 2012

A new test to predict the pathology of a virus, ice sheet instability in Antarctica, the rewarding feeling of talking...

04 May 2012

Espen Knutsen is reassembling the remains of ancient pleiosaurs.

18 December 2011

An international team led by Roy Wogelius from the University of Manchester has developed a new technique that reveals...

10 October 2011

Complex life forms first evolved in the oceans around 630 million years ago, but they didn't look much like to...