Two million years ago, Africa was home to three human-like species, new discoveries reveal.
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A newly discovered fossil bird could be the oldest-known ancestor of every chicken on the planet.
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A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.
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The "grandmother effect" was even stronger with grandmothers that had gone through the menopause.
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Scientists say the specimen could represent an evolutionary link between wolves and modern dogs.
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Why is human childbirth so long and difficult? Scientists may have the answer from studying fossils.
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The discovery of an ancient skull in Ethiopia underlines the complexity in the evolution of humans.
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