Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient Africa

Two million years ago, Africa was home to three human-like species, new discoveries reveal.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
April 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution human-evolution fossils palaeontology

Fossil worm shows us our evolutionary beginnings

A tiny, 555-million-year-old seafloor creature reveals why our bodies are organised the way they are.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 24, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: evolution geology fossils animals

Fossil 'wonderchicken' could be earliest known fowl

A newly discovered fossil bird could be the oldest-known ancestor of every chicken on the planet.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 18, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: evolution birds dinosaurs fossils

Humans 'sole culprits' in US parrot extinction

A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Dec. 13, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: dna evolution genetics genome birds spain extinction animals united-states wildlife hunting catalonia

Grandmother killer whales boost survival of calves

The "grandmother effect" was even stronger with grandmothers that had gone through the menopause.

By Kelsey Vlamis • bbcnews
Dec. 9, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: evolution conservation menopause

Siberia: 18,000-year-old frozen 'dog' stumps scientists

Scientists say the specimen could represent an evolutionary link between wolves and modern dogs.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 28, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: evolution dogs russia siberia

'Astonishing' fossil ape discovery revealed

Fossils of a newly-discovered ancient ape could give clues to how walking on two feet evolved.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Nov. 6, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: evolution human-evolution fossils animals orangutans

Climate change alters Highland red deer gene pool

Scientists say they have seen "evolution in action" in the Highlands because of warmer temperatures.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 5, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: evolution animals isle-of-rum

Giving birth two million years ago was 'relatively easy'

Why is human childbirth so long and difficult? Scientists may have the answer from studying fossils.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 18, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: evolution pregnancy fossils childbirth

'All bets now off' on which ape was humanity's ancestor

The discovery of an ancient skull in Ethiopia underlines the complexity in the evolution of humans.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
Aug. 28, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: evolution human-evolution fossils

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