New studies come to different conclusions over reasons for picking one mate
US researchers say the shoulder was the key part of a throwing mechanism that evolved about two million years ago, enabling our puny forebears to capture prey with a projectile weapon.
The first amphibian to have been declared extinct by the world’s conservation watchdog has been named a ‘living fossil’ after it was rediscovered alive and well in northern Israel.
The discovery of a new thick-skulled dinosaur the size of a large dog may challenge our image of a pre-historic Earth dominated by supersized lizards, a study said.
An unexpectedly large and active community of single-cell organisms has been found living on the Pacific sea floor at the deepest site on Earth, scientists announced.
Some primitive birds boasted four wings, before evolution led them to ditch their hind feathers in favour of webbed or scaly feet, Chinese scientists said.
Giant camels may have roamed the High Arctic millions of years ago, when the region was relatively balmy and forested, according to palaeobiologists.
Culture is what helps us deal with the ‘scars of evolution’, said researchers during a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
A weird marine creature that lived 500 million years ago at a time of explosive growth in Earth’s biodiversity could be a forerunner of worms and molluscs, a study says.
A 16-million-year-old fossil has cast doubt on claims from the 1980s of an extinct ‘killer walrus’ species adapted to feed on ‘large, struggling prey’.