Flo from Flores is not your mother

New research in Australia has found the tiny ‘hobbit’ people of Asia are not ancestors or even close relatives of modern humans. The most comprehensive study […]

Flinders scientist wins coveted science prize

The Verco Medal – the highest honour bestowed by the Royal Society of South Australia – has been awarded to Flinders University’s internationally-esteemed palaeontologist, Professor John Long.

Evolution’s first breath

In a major evolutionary discovery, Flinders University palaeontologist Professor John Long (pictured) has found evidence to show that four-legged animals first developed the ability to breathe air as ancient fish in water.

Ancient fishes had abs

The discovery of ancient fishes with rippling abdominal muscles shows that palaeontology still holds an important role in modern science.