Neanderthals may have started weaning their young from seven months of age and transferred them to solid food by just over a year, according to a new fossil tooth study.
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.
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.
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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’.
Scientists unveiled fossils from west Africa Thursday that push back the dawn of multicellular life on Earth by at least 1.5 billion years.
Rare fossilised handprints of a carnivorous dinosaur have helped answer questions about the orientation of limbs which later evolved into wings in birds.
A reversal of the Earth’s magnetic poles could happen sooner than we think, according to Dutch scientists who report that the planet’s magnetic field is becoming gradually less stable.