'Hitler' skull belonged to woman: scientists
A skull fragment thought to come from Adolf Hitler is in fact that of an unidentified woman, according to a US study that has resurrected questions about the Nazi leader's death.
Newborn dinosaur discovered in Maryland
No, this isn't Jurassic Park. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with help from an amateur fossil hunter in College Park, Md., have described the fossil of an armored dinosaur hatchling. It is ...
Woolly Rhino shows Britain was once a freezing tundra
An ancient woolly rhinoceros skeleton has enabled scientists to calculate the average temperature of Britain 42, 000 years ago.
Not just skin deep -- CT study of early humans reveals evolutionary relationships
CT scans of fossil skull fragments may help researchers settle a long-standing debate about the evolution of Africa's Australopithecus, a key ancestor of modern humans that died out some 1.4 million years ...
Researchers identify skull of South America's oldest predator
New dolphin species discovered in Australia
Researchers in Australia have discovered that dolphin colonies living around Melbourne are a species unlike any other in the world, they revealed on Thursday.
Four dinosaur species identified
Just when dinosaur researchers thought they had a thorough knowledge of ankylosaurs, a family of squat, armour plated, plant eaters, along comes University of Alberta graduate student, Victoria Arbour.
20-million-year-old ape skull unearthed in Uganda
A team of Ugandan and French paleontologists announced Tuesday they had found a 20-million-year-old ape skull in northeastern Uganda, saying it could shed light on the region's evolutionary history.
Family tree branches out
(PhysOrg.com) -- UNSW anthropologist Dr Darren Curnoe has identified another new early human ancestor in South Africa ? the earliest recognised species of Homo.
Gentle bilby had 'killer' ancestor
(PhysOrg.com) -- The gentle rabbit-like bilby - Australia's stand-in for the Easter bunny - had an ancient relative that was a far more fearsome little beast, a new study has found.
Scientists discover a new species of dinosaur, bridging a gap in the dinosaur family tree
A team of scientists led by the Smithsonian Institution has discovered a fossilized dinosaur skull and neck vertebrae that not only reveal a new species, but also an evolutionary link between two groups of ...
Immature skull led young Tyrannosaurs to rely on speed, agility to catch prey
While adult tyrannosaurs wielded power and size to kill large prey, youngsters used agility to hunt smaller game.
Samuel Morton collection of skulls at center of controversy
(PhysOrg.com) -- The scientific integrity of one 19th century Philadelphia scientist has been reaffirmedbut at the decided expense of a prominent late 20th century scientist who had discredited him.
Rebuilding the head of an armoured dinosaur (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Alberta-led research team has taken a rare look inside the skull of a dinosaur and come away with unprecedented details on the brain and nasal passages of the 72 million year ...