A 12th-century manuscript contains the oldest known European Medieval food recipes, according to new research.
Two million years ago in South Africa, part-human and part-ape-like individuals existed — and now we know what they looked like and how they behaved: They had a primitive, pigeon-toed gait, human-like front teeth, ate mostly veggies and spent a lot of time swinging in the trees.
A site in China contains 190-million-year old organic remains from non-avian dinosaurs and dinosaur embryos, and some of the world’s oldest known eggshells, according to a new study.
An unusual prehistoric fish with fins near its butt has helped to solve the mystery over why most animals, including humans, have paired limbs.
An analysis of shark-tooth weapons from the 19th century reveals that two shark species, the spot-tail and dusky, were once common in the Gilbert Island reefs in the Central Pacific. The sharks are no longer found in the area.
The skeletal remains of an individual living in northern Italy about 40,000 to 30,000 years ago are believed to be that of a love child produced by a human-Neanderthal couple, according to a paper in PLoS ONE. If further analysis proves the theory correct, the remains belonged to the first known such hybrid, providing…
A mass extinction that occurred over 200 million years ago killed off a slew of huge predators, including hefty beasts that looked like crocodiles and enormous armadillos, according to new research.