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Homo habilis, an early maker of stone tools
This ancient human was once thought to be the first to make stone tools, but is this true?
Discovery of Moroccan fossil footprints points to unknown dinosaur diversity
Researchers are hot on the trail of Morocco’s missing dinosaurs.27 September 2023
Fossilised trilobite gut contents reveal what ancient arthropods were eating
For the first time ever, researchers have found a trilobite’s final meal.27 September 2023
One in six species at risk of going extinct in Great Britain
Wildlife in the UK has declined on average by 19% since monitoring began in 1970.27 September 2023