Prop was used in the film's opening sequence
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Friday 19 April 2013
A new species of dinosaur whose translated name means “lonely small bandit” has been discovered in Madagascar.
Thursday 14 March 2013
Yesterday David Cameron and Ed Miliband met to try and reach a deal on the Leveson report. You have to wonder about the timing, given that they had been hurling virulent abuse at each other moments earlier at PM’s questions.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Think animals of the frozen north and you think polar bear, musk ox, and walrus – but now you can also think camel.
Furry, cute, long-tailed and distinctly rodent-like - the creature that could be our earliest human ancestor
Friday 08 February 2013
In a paper published yesterday in the journal 'Science', researchers claim that within two to three million years of the extinction of dinosaurs the first modern mammals may have begun to appear
Saturday 29 December 2012
Eric Prokopi is accused of acquiring the ancient remains from Mongolia between 2010 and 2012
Tuesday 11 December 2012
It's seen as a sign of respect awarded by scientists around the world searching for new species of plant and animal life. Now Barack Obama has the honour of having not one, but three species named after him.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
A set of fossilised bones kept for more than half a century in the dusty storerooms of the Natural History Museum in London have turned out to have belonged to the earliest known dinosaur to roam the land.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Bones locked away for more than half a century overturn previous theories
Friday 30 November 2012
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Ian Bell, millions of ageing New Men are no doubt ready to declare, is showing the soundest of priorities by flying home from England's first Test debacle – and his own bizarre contribution to it – for the birth of his first child.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
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.
Friday 05 October 2012
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.
Revealed: What happens if you cross a parrot, a vampire bat and a porcupine? You get a weird dinosaur
Wednesday 03 October 2012
A newly described dinosaur resembled a weird combination of parrot, vampire bat and porcupine.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Site by site, species by species, rescuers are working to bring an injured planet back from the brink
Saturday 28 July 2012
Men of a certain age (my age) hold this Amicus-produced sci-fi caper from 1975 with affection and as cheap-looking and silly as it undoubtedly is, its still has its pleasures.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27