Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins

Neanderthals were eating fish, mussels and seals at a site in present-day Portugal, according to a new study.

By Paul Rincon
March 26, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins   

Tags: animals archaeology human-evolution neanderthals dolphins

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
March 24, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins   

Tags: evolution geology animals fossils

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
March 18, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: evolution fossils dinosaurs birds

Neanderthal 'skeleton' is first found in a decade

Researchers describe the first "articulated" remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade.

By Paul Rincon
Feb. 18, 2020 | bbcnews

~6 mins   

Tags: iraq islamic-state-group archaeology human-evolution university-of-cambridge

'Ghost' human ancestor discovered in West Africa

Mysterious archaic hominins may have interbred with early humans in West Africa, scientists say.

BBC Science News
Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: human-evolution

Neanderthals 'dived in the ocean' for shellfish

Until now, there's been little evidence our evolutionary relatives could swim.

By Paul Rincon
Jan. 15, 2020 | bbcnews

~5 mins   

Tags: italy human-evolution

Homo erectus: Ancient humans survived longer than we thought

An ancient ancestor of modern humans survived into relatively recent times in South-East Asia.

By Paul Rincon
Dec. 18, 2019 | bbcnews

~7 mins   

Tags: geology indonesia human-evolution 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
Dec. 13, 2019 | bbcnews

~5 mins   

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

DNA may hold clues to extinct animal lifespan

Scientists calculate the lifespans of long-lost species, including ancient human relatives.

By Helen Briggs
Dec. 12, 2019 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: animals whales human-evolution

Grandmother killer whales boost survival of calves

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

By Kelsey Vlamis
Dec. 9, 2019 | bbcnews

~4 mins   

Tags: evolution menopause conservation

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