Fossils and ruins


Neanderthals weaned babies young, study suggests

Thursday, 23 May 2013

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.

Reconstruction of Acrotholus audeti, an 85 million year old dome-headed dinosaur, with the turtle Neurankylus lithographicus in the foreground. Credit: Julius Csotonyi

Thick-skulled fossil cuts dino theory down to size

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

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.

Rock art

Rock art may last up to 60,000 years

Friday, 19 April 2013

The world’s largest collection of rock art engravings could also potentially be home to some of the oldest, Australian researchers have found.


In pursuit of happiness

Thursday, 21 March 2013

The neuroscientific nuances that shape our emotional repertoire have deep roots in evolution, writes Brett Szmajda.


Early birds had four wings, not two

Friday, 15 March 2013

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.


The curious case of the Arctic camel

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Giant camels may have roamed the High Arctic millions of years ago, when the region was relatively balmy and forested, according to palaeobiologists.


Ancient king’s hat holds clues to Korean alphabet

Thursday, 28 February 2013

A hat which belonged to South Korea’s most revered monarch King Sejong has been recovered more than 500 years after it was looted by Japanese invaders.

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Loose ends of evolution make humans suffer

Monday, 18 February 2013

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.

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A Week in Science with Paul Willis: 8 February 2013

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Why is it so hard to win at paper-rock-scissors? Find out the answer to this and more.

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Asteroid strike did in the dinosaurs

Friday, 8 February 2013

Scientists said they are a step closer to proving the death blow for dinosaurs 66 million years ago was a gigantic comet or asteroid that struck near Mexico.


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