Earth's 'lost species' only the tip of the iceberg

Hundreds of mammals will go extinct if we do not act now to address biodiversity loss, say scientists.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity extinction fossils animals

Shark researchers size up real 'Megalodon' for first time

A study reveals true scale of the prehistoric mega-shark made famous in Jason Statham's The Meg.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 3, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: dinosaurs fossils sharks palaeontology swansea-university university-of-bristol swansea

Eigg beach runner stumbles on dinosaur bone

The chance find was made on the Isle of Eigg where scientists have been searching for the fossils for 200 years.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 26, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: dinosaurs fossils palaeontology isle-of-skye isle-of-eigg

New dinosaur related to T. rex discovered on Isle of Wight

Four bones found at Shanklin belonged to a new species of theropod dinosaur, a study finds.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 11, 2020 ~3 min

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Mystery egg likely belonged to giant sea reptile, scientists say

The football-like fossil has puzzled scientists since it was found in Antarctica almost a decade ago.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~2 min

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Fossil tracks left by an ancient crocodile that 'ran like an ostrich'

Scientists are stunned to find that some ancient crocodiles may have moved around on two feet.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 11, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: geology dinosaurs fossils crocodiles

Megaraptor: Fossils of 10m-long dinosaur found in Argentina

Palaeontologists say the remains date back 70 million years, close to the end of the dinosaurs.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 19, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: dinosaurs fossils palaeontology argentina

Elaphrosaur: Rare dinosaur identified in Australia

The elaphrosaur roamed Australia 110 million years ago and was related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 18, 2020 ~2 min

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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

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