Oldest fossils shed light on life’s beginning
Scientists claim to have found the oldest known fossils on Planet Earth. If they are right, the discovery suggests answers to huge questions: How did life begin? and Is it unique?
Meet Jude, the 76-million-year-old dinosaur
This week Judith’s bones go on display at a museum for the first time. She has been hailed as a heroine, a survivor, a sufferer and an original. Are we reading too much into her life story?
Mystery worm sheds light on ancient evolution
It has taken scientists 100 years to understand the basic anatomy of a small extinct sea creature, after several scientific mistakes. Can we ever be sure of our scientific knowledge?
Giant fossil ant’s clues to a warmer past
Remains found in America's Wild West indicate giant insects flourished there in high temperatures 50 million years ago.