Prehistoric fish led by their nose

The evolution of the brain and nervous system in animals has been wound back more than 400 million years, thanks to the examination of fossil remains […]

Ancient fish had a ‘big brain’

Sophisticated CT scanning of the cranium of a Queensland fish fossil has given new insights to explain how fish first left the water to invade land […]

Brains ‘primed’ for life on land

A new study adds another layer to the remarkable evolutionary transition of life from water to land on Earth. The international study of the prehistoric ‘relic’ […]

Celebrating trailblazers of science at Flinders

Three of Flinders University’s emerging stars of research – hydrogeologist Dr Margaret Shanafield, archaeologist Dr Ian Moffat and palaeontologist Dr Alice Clement – have been named […]

Fossil hunters do the brain warp

An international team of scientists from Flinders University and Sweden are ‘doing the brain warp’ in a bid to understand the evolution of a very ‘brainy’ fish species.