Animal Life news stories
Ancient Australia’s super-sized animals, the megafauna, became extinct about 42,000 years ago, but the role of humans in their demise has been debated for decades.
A young pup that spent 18,000 years buried in Siberian permafrost looks remarkably lifelike and pettable — for a freeze-dried mummy.
How did life survive the most severe ice age? A McGill University-led research team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during Snowball Earth.
Humankind is now extinguishing animal and plant species so swiftly that evolution cannot keep up, according to new research.
Throughout history there have been theories that have either driven us forward or become historical oddities. It is all part of our stumbling quest to feel our way through this morass of mysteries….
A team of scientists from South Africa has discovered evidence partially supporting a hypothesis that Earth was struck by a meteorite or asteroid 12 800 years ago.
Researchers have reconstructed the evolutionary relationship between an ancient giant primate and orangutan. This allows the researchers to reconstruct evolutionary processes way beyond the known limits.
Archaeological evidence points to human arrival in America less than 15,000 years ago but the discovery a prehistoric mastodon is prompting some scientists to push back the time frame by 100,000 years.
It measured 10Km across. It hit at a speed of 20Km/second. Everything within one thousand kilometres would have been incinerated. This was the asteroid which impacted with Earth 66 million years ago.
Footprint evidence of human-megafauna interactions is extremely rare. Researchers from Cornell used a method called ground-penetrating radar to “see” potential footprints.
Researchers announced the discovery this week, saying that it lends “unprecedented context” to experts’ understanding of how ancient humans hunted woolly mammoths.
With the discovery of each new skull fragment, femur, and stone tool, archaeologists are methodically piecing together the fractured history of our species and other hominins closely related to us.
Scientists say they have found the remains of a previously unknown ancient ape that could stand upright almost 12 million years ago.
Cerutti knew from an early age that he wanted to be an explorer of the past. What began as a curiosity became an obsession that lead to the most contentious discoveries in North American archaeology.
Archaeologist Christopher Moore and 16 colleagues present further evidence of a cosmic impact based on research done at White Pond near Elgin, South Carolina.