'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 | Nov. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: evolution animals human-evolution orangutans fossils

Origin of modern humans 'traced to Botswana'

Scientists say the possible homeland of all humans alive today is an area south of the Zambesi River.

By Helen Briggs | Oct. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: botswana genetics human-evolution fossils

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 | Sept. 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: evolution childbirth fossils pregnancy

World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

DNA from historical museum specimens may help save the giant salamander from extinction in the wild.

By Helen Briggs | Sept. 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: animals endangered-species genetics fossils conservation amphibians zoological-society-of-london

Tyrannosaurus rex had 'air-con' in its head

Two holes in the mighty predator's head may have helped it lose heat, according to scientists.

By Paul Rincon | Sept. 5, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: fossils palaeontology dinosaurs

Early animal had 'complex behaviour'

A millipede-like creature from 550 million years ago is among the earliest examples of this.

By Paul Rincon | Sept. 4, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: fossils palaeontology

'Mission Jurassic' fossil dinosaur dig closes for winter

Three full truck loads of dinosaur fossils ship out as scientists end their excavation season.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 2, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: geology fossils dinosaurs wyoming

'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 | Aug. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: evolution human-evolution fossils

Denisovans: Primitive humans lived at high altitudes

Scientists find evidence an ancient human species called a Denisovan lived at high altitudes in Tibet.

By Paul Rincon | May 1, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: human-evolution fossils tibet

'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.

BBC Science News | April 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: kenya fossils palaeontology

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