60 new species of animal life found in Suriname

Scientists have discovered 60 new species of animal life during the course of a three-week expedition in the South American nation of Suriname last year.

`Cascade of events` led to Cambrian explosion 520 mn years ago

A new study has suggested that the explosion of animal life on Earth around 520 million years ago took place because of a combination of interlinked factors rather than a single underlying cause.

Animals existed 30mn years prior than thought

University of Alberta researchers have discovered evidence that proves animals existed 585 million years ago - 30 million years earlier than previously established records.