New fossil research suggests the kiwi and emu share a common ancestor which travelled over to the smaller island nation millions of years ago
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Lythronax argestes: Scientists discover new ‘King of Gore’ dinosaur species that is ‘great-uncle’ to T-rex
Thursday 07 November 2013
Discovery of 24ft (7.3m) long, 8ft (2.4m) high predator changes our understanding of evolution of tyrannosaur family
Wednesday 11 September 2013
DNA research reveals dynamic populations of the giant animals, showing numbers plummeted at the end of the last ice age
Mortal combat: Unique duelling dinosaur fossil could be lost to science when it is auctioned for up to £6m
Monday 09 September 2013
Researchers fear the unique £4.5m find could be lost to science unless sold to a museum
Tuesday 23 July 2013
The five-metre tail was the first ever found in the country
'Big nosed horned face': The literally named and slightly more unusual looking species of dinosaur discovered in Utah
Wednesday 17 July 2013
The dinosaur's name translates as "big -nosed horned face"
Friday 19 April 2013
A new species of dinosaur whose translated name means “lonely small bandit” has been discovered in Madagascar.
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 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.
Thursday 17 May 2012
In the 2004 film Night at the Museum, Ben Stiller’s security guard was in for quite a shock when the exhibited T-Rex skeleton sprang to life and began to chase him around the building.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Laying eggs led to the dinosaurs' downfall after ruling the Earth for 150 million years, a study suggests.
Wednesday 29 February 2012
A giant penguin more than 4ft (1.2m) tall roamed New Zealand about 27 million years ago, according to paleontologists who have reconstructed it from fossil remains.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
British scientists have found scores of fossils the great evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin and his peers collected but that had been lost for more than 150 years.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train