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
April 2, 2020 | bbcnews

~6 mins

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
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

Smallest dinosaur found 'trapped in amber'

Scientists say a fossil from Myanmar represents the tiniest dinosaur ever found.

By Paul Rincon
March 11, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins

Tags: fossils myanmar palaeontology dinosaurs birds

Car-sized turtle fossils unearthed

The turtle is believed to have lived in northern South America between 13 and seven million years ago.

BBC Science News
Feb. 13, 2020 | bbcnews

~1 mins

Tags: turtles fossils

Tyrannosaurus species named 'Reaper of Death' found in Canada

The fossils of the predator, which stood around 8ft (2.4m) tall, were found by a farmer in Alberta.

BBC Science News
Feb. 11, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins

Tags: canada fossils palaeontology dinosaurs

Human impact on nature 'dates back millions of years'

The impact of humans on nature may have been far greater and longer-lasting than we thought, say scientists.

By Helen Briggs
Jan. 20, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins

Tags: animals biodiversity fossils

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

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