Discovery of 24ft (7.3m) long, 8ft (2.4m) high predator changes our understanding of evolution of tyrannosaur family
As the fourth instalment in the multi-million pound Jurassic Park series is announced, scientists have revealed that the theory behind the film that kept so many audiences captivated would not be successful in reality.
The monstrously successful Jurassic Park series is to be brought back to life (again). Universal Pictures are planning another instalment of dinosaur-based carnage in the fourth sequel, Jurassic World, which will premiere in 2015.
No plot details have been announced at this stage (though the new film will show in 3D), and this blank slate has encouraged us to get in early with a few suggestions for any reading Hollywood executives (you're welcome, Mr Spielberg). Please leave more ideas in the comments - but keep it bitey, and no totally implausible pseudo-science.
DNA research reveals dynamic populations of the giant animals, showing numbers plummeted at the end of the last ice age
We took on nature in its purest form and gave our souls a thorough cleansing
A fossilised skeleton of a tiny creature with a long tail, sharp teeth and monkey-like feet has turned out to be the oldest-known primate – the group that includes gorillas, chimps and humans.
Discovery in Siberia passed on to researchers who hope to clone extinct animal
A tiny but feisty species of amphibian that lived in the shadows of dinosaurs has been discovered by scientists.
The gingko became a ubiquitous presence in modern life – whether in sculpture form or as a smart drug.
A new species of dinosaur whose translated name means “lonely small bandit” has been discovered in Madagascar.
Think animals of the frozen north and you think polar bear, musk ox, and walrus – but now you can also think camel.
Bones locked away for more than half a century overturn previous theories
The first ever Mario game ever to be depicted in resplendent HD.
It's official: A giant marine reptile that roamed the seas roughly 150 million years ago is a new species, researchers say. The animal, now named Pliosaurus funkei, spanned about 40 feet and had a 6.5-foot-long skull with a bite four times as powerful as Tyrannosaurus rex.
An 11 year-old Russian boy made one of the discoveries of the century when he stumbled across the remains of a 30,000-year-old woolly mammoth, the New Scientist reports.