Voyages très extraordinaires of French discovery

Early French voyages, led by commanders like Baudin, Bougainville, Lapérouse, D’Entrecasteaux, Freycinet, Duperrey and Dumont d’Urville, were the first to name, describe and beautifully illustrate many […]

Fossils shed light on snake bite and legs

New fossils of an ancient legged snake, called Najash, shed light on the origin of the slithering reptiles. The fossil discoveries, revealed in Science Advances , […]

New twist in the ‘Big Bang’ theory

Animal life’s evolutionary ‘Big Bang’ ended much sooner than previously thought, a new study has found. An international team of scientists led by Professor John Paterson […]

Baby snake in amber a golden find

Newly discovered prehistoric fossils are painting a colourful picture of the biodiversity of the former supercontinent called Gondwana. Among these discoveries are a range of invertebrates, […]

Dinosaurs wander into the city

Life-size dinosaurs at the SA Museum will be both an education and fun for children and the public until 6 May 2018. The latest touring exhibition […]