The Age of Dinosaurs may have been dominated by dinosaurs, but they certainly weren’t the only fearsome creatures around.
Scientists say a very rare find of some 20 fossilized pterodactyls has produced the first clear evidence of a controversial theory of evolution. The fossils were found in north-east China earlier this year, embedded in rock dating back 160 million years, and have been called “Darwinopterus” after the renowned naturalist Charles Darwin
The oldest-known hominid skeleton was a 4-foot-tall female who walked upright more than 4 million years ago and offers new clues to how humans may have evolved, scientists say. Scientists believe that the fossilized remains, which were discovered in 1994 in Ethiopia and studied for years by an international team of researchers, support beliefs that humans and chimpanzees evolved separately from a common ancestor.