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“Hobbit” species may have been the first humans to migrate from Africa

A team of researchers has found that Homo floresiensis, a tiny prehistoric human species, probably evolved from a primitive ancestor in Africa—and not from the more recent Homo ere...

Dinosaur family tree may be completely redrawn

For more than a century, dinosaurs have been classified into two basic groups. But now a group of researchers have discovered evidence that, if proved correct, could mean a fundame...

Which country has been declared the happiest in the world?

Released to coincide with the UN International Day of Happiness on 20th March, the World Happiness Report measures how happy people are in different countries, and why. According t...

Mystery of what caused the woolly mammoth to go extinct may be solved

Towards the end of the last Ice Age, around 12,000 years ago, woolly mammoths roamed across Siberia and the colder regions of North America. A warming climate and human hunters led...

Seven Earth-like planets discovered orbiting around a single star

Astronomers have discovered seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting a nearby star in the constellation of Aquarius. Three of these exoplanets, as they are called, orbit in what is...

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