New find confirms water land transition, evolutionary theory

dinosaurs, especially the herbivorous ones, have been the largest land animals ever. It seems natural that they would have fed on trees and huge cycads to satiate their gargantuan appetites. But would they have deigned to feast on the lowly grass? Yes, is the surprising answer from the latest research.

A fossil from the early Stone Age

An important find at Gona in Ethiopia's Afar region, about 500 kilometres from Addis Ababa, is likely to fill a major gap in the story of human evolution. Fossils of Ardipithecus ramidus, one of the

A 40-foot blob of slimy flesh that was washed up on the shores of a beach in Chile has confounded scientists who are trying to identify its origins. Some say it could be a rare giant octopus or squid


Remains of Neanderthals discovered in Germany

A seven-million-year-old nearly complete skull of the earliest human ancestor yet found was unearthed by anthropologists in the desert of northern Chad. The discovery has set back the origin of human

...researchers discover oldest hard shelled marine animal

A team of British scientists analysed what has generally been accepted as the world's oldest fossils of bacteria, embedded in 3.5-billion-year-old rocks from western Australia, and they concluded