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Forget Jurassic Park: inside the gorgeous David Attenborough series that’s redefining dinosaurs
Prehistoric Planet’s intimate, moving CGI footage is revolutionising natural history – and it’s presented by a national treasure. We meet the creators of a unique TV series

Stuart Heritage

19, May, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Revealed: modern humans needed three tries – and 12,000 years – to colonise Europe
Homo sapiens forced out Neanderthals between 54,000 and 42,000 years ago, according to controversial new research

Robin McKie

07, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Couple unearth one of world’s greatest fossil finds in mid-Wales
Discovery could help plug gaps in understanding of evolution after Cambrian explosion more than 500m years ago

Linda Geddes

01, May, 2023 @6:08 PM

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Genetic research sheds new light on woolly mammoth evolution
Study shows traits such as fluffy coats were encoded and became more pronounced as animals adapted to harsh Siberian climate

Rachel Hall and agency

07, Apr, 2023 @3:21 PM

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A whale: sleeping vertically, they look as though they could stop time | Helen Sullivan
Blood rushes through its veins and the whale’s enormous body shakes slightly

Helen Sullivan

03, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Tyrannosaurus rex had lips over its teeth, research suggests
Contrary to depiction in movies like Jurassic Park, scientists now believe T rexes were not ‘toothy lipless things’

Nicola Davis

30, Mar, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Baffled by black holes? Confused by quantum theory? Explaining the universe one small step at a time
Science writer Marcus Chown breaks down the mysteries of the universe into manageable chunks

Marcus Chown

19, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Jurassic bark? Raffle the dog’s rare fossil find goes on display in Dorset
Public finally able to see 3D remains of plesiosaur discovered on Lyme Regis beach 16 years ago

Steven Morris

16, Mar, 2023 @4:34 PM

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‘Gargantuan’: China fossils reveal 70-tonne dinosaur had 15-metre neck
Analysis of bones found in 1987 suggest Jurassic-era sauropod was animal with longest known neck

Ian Sample Science editor

15, Mar, 2023 @5:43 PM

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Fossils thought to be ancient marine creatures may be seaweed, study suggests
New twist in debate over whether bryozoans cropped up during Cambrian explosion or later

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

08, Mar, 2023 @4:00 PM

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New analysis of ancient human protein could unlock secrets of evolution
The technique – known as proteomics – could bring new insights into the past two million years of humanity’s history

Robin McKie Science Editor

05, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Scientists discover fossils of oldest known potential pollinators
Remains of earwig-like insects discovered near village of Chekarda, Russia, covered in pollen

Ian Sample Science editor

01, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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