Read more about the article UNESCO World Heritage Site Revealed As One Of Oldest Neanderthal Archaeological Locations
Picture shows Equus molar teeth found at the Galeria de las Estatuas site, in Atapuerca, Spain, undated. The the dating of fossil teeth shows it could be one of the oldest Neanderthal sites in Spain. (CENIEH/Newsflash)

UNESCO World Heritage Site Revealed As One Of Oldest Neanderthal Archaeological Locations

An archaeological site listed as a UNESCO World Heritage could be one of the oldest Neanderthal excavation sites in Spain with a new study saying it could date back 115,000 years. National Centre for Research on Human Evolution (CENIEH) geochronologist Davinia Moreno said that the area dates back to between…

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Read more about the article Palaeontologists Discover New Crocodile Species With Thickest Eggs Ever That Lived With Last Dinosaurs
Picture shows Pachykrokolithus excavatum shell fragments, undated. They were found in found in La Ribagorza, Spain, dated within the 250,000 years of the Cretaceous period, close to the extinction of the dinosaurs. (Manuel Perez Pueyo/Newsflash)

Palaeontologists Discover New Crocodile Species With Thickest Eggs Ever That Lived With Last Dinosaurs

Palaeontologists have discovered a new species of crocodile that lived with the last dinosaurs and that laid the thickest eggs on record. The group of palaeontologists from the University of Zaragoza in Spain, working with colleagues at the NOVA University Lisbon and the Catalan Institute of Human Palaeoecology and Social…

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Read more about the article Small 225 Million-Year-Old Reptile Was Ancestor Of Flying Giants
An interpretation of what the Maehary bonapartei looked like, pictured in an undated photo illustration. The newly-unearthed 225 million-year-old reptile in Brazil gave rise to the biggest creatures that ever flew, according to new research. (Mrcio L. Castro,SWNS/Newsflash)

Small 225 Million-Year-Old Reptile Was Ancestor Of Flying Giants

A diminutive 225 million year old reptile unearthed in Brazil gave rise to the biggest creatures that ever flew, according to new research. The lizard-like species measured just 15 inches from nose to tail. It is a 'missing link' in the evolution of pterosaurs - that reached the size of…

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Read more about the article Ancient Site Could Be Location Of Oldest Known Early Human Fossils In China
Remains of the maxilla and teeth of the skull of Gongwangling. (Xing Song, CENIEH/Newsflash)

Ancient Site Could Be Location Of Oldest Known Early Human Fossils In China

An international team of researchers has authored a study claiming that they may have discovered what is possibly the oldest human fossils in existence in China. Researchers from the National Centre for Research on Human Evolution (CENIEH) in Spain, as part of a team of Chinese, Spanish and French scientists,…

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Read more about the article Baby Dinosaurs Found Inside Eggs Give New Clues To Evolution
Hadrosaurus Embryo from the Upper Cretaceous Hekou Formation found in Ganzhou Basin, Jiangxi Province, China. (Fujian Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum/AsiaWire)

Baby Dinosaurs Found Inside Eggs Give New Clues To Evolution

The most complete embryos belonging to a duckbilled herbivorous dinosaur ever found have been unearthed by palaeontologists in China. The scientists - who published their findings in the journal BMC Ecology and Evolution - reveal that they had found two dinosaur embryo fragments from the Upper Cretaceous in East China's…

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Read more about the article Beautiful New Species Of Rare Burrowing Snake Discovered
Phalotris shawnella, the non-venomous snake, previously unknown to science, that was discovered in Paraguay. (Jean-Paul Brouard/Newsflash)

Beautiful New Species Of Rare Burrowing Snake Discovered

This strikingly beautiful burrowing snake that was previously unknown to science has been discovered in Paraguay and is making waves because of its colouration as well as its rarity. Described in a new study published in the journal Zoosystematics and Evolution as a non-venomous member of the genus Phalotris, the…

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Read more about the article Dinosaur Extinction Slowed Down Evolution Of New Plants
The large, woody fruits of the Manicaria saccifera palm that depend on large animals for their dispersal. (John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Newsflash)

Dinosaur Extinction Slowed Down Evolution Of New Plants

The extinction of dinosaur had a significant impact on the development of plants, a new study has shown. Experts at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in the cities of Halle, Jena and Leipzig and at Leipzig University discovered that the absence of large herbivores for around 25…

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Read more about the article Bee Diversity Vital For Healthy Ecosystems On Planet
A bee of the genus Ceratina on a plant of the genus Ipomoea (morning glory). (Joe Zientek/Newsflash)

Bee Diversity Vital For Healthy Ecosystems On Planet

Scientists assessing the level of diversity among bee species necessary for sustaining populations of wild plants have concluded that ecosystems rely on many bee species to flourish, not just a few dominant ones. The report, published in The Proceedings of the Royal Society B, supports the fundamental idea that biodiversity…

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Read more about the article Experts Study Rare African Parchment In Search Of Clues About The Evolution Of Writing
The transformation of indigenous symbols into Vai letters. (Momolu Massaquoi (1911)/Newsflash)

Experts Study Rare African Parchment In Search Of Clues About The Evolution Of Writing

Experts have studied a rare African parchment in their search for clues about the evolution of writing, which they say has evolved "to become simpler and more efficient". The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History said in a statement released on Thursday 13th January and obtained by…

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Read more about the article Ancient Ancestor From Africas Cradle Of Humankind Is Missing-Link Species That Could Walk Upright And Climb Trees Like Ape
Australopithecus sediba silhouette showing the newly-found vertebrae along with other skeletal remains from the species. (CENIEH/Newsflash)

Ancient Ancestor From Africas Cradle Of Humankind Is Missing-Link Species That Could Walk Upright And Climb Trees Like Ape

An international team of scientists has confirmed that this ancient ancestor of humans from nearly two million years ago that was unearthed in Africa's Cradle of Humankind is a missing-link species that could both walk upright and climb trees like an ape. Australopithecus sediba is an extinct species of early…

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