Fossils dismissed in the 1970s as a common species have now been identified as a new kind of ichthyosaur. Researchers made the discovery after exposing evidence of fakery.
Recent research suggests that around half of all dogs and cats in the UK are obese - and the problem is only expected to grow over the coming years.
Photographers are invited to submit wildlife, landscape, underwater and aerial images to National Geographic's 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year contest.
The survey documents the whereabouts of 31,000 vertebrates, highlighting regions around the world where biodiversity is particularly under threat.
Tropical storm brought powerful winds and severe flooding to the southern US states after Nate landed near the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Scientists have found a way to predict when Old Faithful will blow its top, sending steam up to 180 feet into the air.
UK government's surprise decision to ban the sale and export of almost all ivory followed high-profile campaigning from Prince William, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Hawking.
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British wildlife photographer Chris Brunskill captured the predators' violent struggle while travelling in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Researchers think each of the new species are confined to the individual limestone blocks where they were found.
The salamander has an incredible level of detail preserved, including its spinal cord, gut, muscle and glands. Its last meal of a frog is also still visible in its stomach.
A fossil belonging to the 'Melksham Monster' had been sitting in the archives of the Natural History Museum for nearly 150 years before being identified as a new species.
More than 140,000 people have fled the region in recent weeks.
The meal could have been the ichthyosaur's first and last. Let's hope it was good.
Darwin believed that life started forming on Earth after meteorites crashed into 'warm little ponds'.