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Scans reveal Britain`s Richard III not a `bunch-backed toad`

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 05:53

The Shakespearean depiction of notorious British king Richard III as a "bunch-backed toad" is a "complete fabrication", according to results of scans of the monarch`s recently-discovered skeleton that were published Friday.

Top 10 new species of 2014 revealed

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 16:43

Scientists have selected the top 10 new species from approximately 18,000 new species named during the previous year.

Prehistoric skeleton confirms first American origins

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 08:38

Researchers said Thursday that they have identified a nearly complete skeleton in an underwater Mexican cave, a discovery that could help resolve a longstanding debate about the origins of the first people to inhabit the Americas.

Young girl`s skeleton reveals Native American origins

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 08:06

Washington: A teenage girl who fell into a hole more than 12,000 years ago in Mexico`s Yucatan Peninsula is offering new clues about the origins of the first Native Americans, researchers said. Named "Naia" by scientists, her skeleton is among the oldest known and best preserved in the Americas. She was discovered by a team led by the Mexican government`s National Institute of Anthropology and History and supported by the Washington-based National Geographic Society.

Twisted skeleton found in UK car park may not belong to Richard III

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 17:48

A Richard III expert has said that the skeleton found in the Leicester car park may not be the missing monarch.

3,200-year-old skeleton with cancer found in Sudan

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 17:49

Archaeologists have discovered 3,200-year-old skeleton of a young man with a spreading form of cancer, the oldest known example of the disease often linked to a modern lifestyle.

`Microbial Pompeii` on 1,000-year-old skeletons` teeth discovered

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 14:09

Researchers have discovered a ` microbial Pompeii` preserved on the teeth of skeletons around 1,000 years old.

America`s only Clovis skeleton`s genome dating 13,000 years mapped

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 14:12

In a new study, researchers have mapped the genome of the only Clovis human skeleton to revive the scientific debate about the colonization of the Americas.

Skeleton discovery suggests human ancestor had gorilla-like upper body

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 12:58

A new research into the discovery of partial skeleton, suggests that the human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body, and more adaptive to its environment than previously believed.

Misty the dinosaur skeleton sells for £400,000

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 11:55

A rare full skeleton of a huge diplodocus dinosaur sold in Britain for £ 400,000 (USD 630,000) today, an auction house said.

Dinosaur fossils unearthed in China

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 16:07

Chinese archaeologists have found more than 130 dinosaur fossils at a site in China`s Shandong province.

Giant deer, mammoth skeleton found in Italy

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 09:44

Researchers in Italy have unearthed and partially reconstructed the skeleton of a million-year-old mammoth, as well as remains from a giant deer and a tortoise.