World's oldest forest uncovered in New York

Fossil trees, dating back 386 million years, have been found at an abandoned quarry in New York.

By Laura Foster | Dec. 19, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: forest fossils palaeontology

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

Dinosaurs: Restoring Mongolia's fossil heritage

The Gobi Desert produces stunning fossils but many Mongolians never get the chance to see them.

By Beth Timmins | Nov. 23, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: mongolia fossils dinosaurs

'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

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