Unlucky timing may have helped kill off the dinosaurs
It was just a bad time when dinosaur ecosystems had been weakened.
Dinosaurs may have just been unlucky that the catastrophic asteroid collision that is thought to have wiped them out ...
The Neanderthals live on in us
DNA is writing the missing pages of Neanderthal history as well as our own. Robin McKie reports.
The two naked men are a magnet for visitors to London’s Natural History Museum. Stars of a new exhibition, the life-s...
The “hobbit” may have just had Down's syndrome
The latest research on controversial hominid species Homo floresiensis points to a new hypothesis on its origins. The...
Return to Antikythera reveals "Titanic of the ancient world"
The largest of the 82 fragments from the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient device that was used to calculate and pred...
A new look at the paleo diet
New research suggests that hunter-gatherers ate better than farmers.
If you are one of those people always in search of the ideal diet, then chances are you have stumbled across the idea...
Time to get to know the ancestors
The discovery of a series of skulls in Georgia has put the origins of our species in question
Ever since Darwin told us that new species derived from older ones – “descent with modification” – the hunt has been ...
DNA confirms Aboriginal Australian origins
The same lineage as the first humans to migrate from Africa.
SYDNEY: Australian Aborigines descend from the same lineage as the first modern humans to migrate from Africa, DNA an...