Discovery of oldest primate skeleton helps chart early evolution of humans, apes

An international team of researchers has announced the discovery of the world's oldest known fossil primate skeleton, an animal that lived about 55 million years ago and was even smaller than today's smallest primate, the pygmy mouse lemur.

Parking lot bones confirmed as Richard III

The University of Leicester has today confirmed that the bones found in a local council parking lot last year are indeed those of Richard III, the last English king to die in battle.

Near-complete human ancestor discovered in neglected chunk of rock

South African scientists say they've discovered the most complete skeleton ever of an early human ancestor - in a rock that had lain unnoticed in a lab for years.

Scientists make it easier to determine skeletons' sex

Ever look at that skeleton in your high school classroom and wonder if it was a guy or girl? A new technique has been developed to make it easier to answer the gender question.