Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2018-11-09

When the South Atlantic Ocean was young, sea monsters ruled it.

Sat, 2018-11-03

Modern birds inherited their egg color from non-avian dinosaur ancestors that laid eggs in fully or partially open nests, according to new research led by Yale University researcher Jasmina...

Fri, 2018-11-02

The recently extinct Malagasy elephant birds included the ...

Wed, 2018-10-31

A 99 million-year-old beetle trapped in amber offers scientists hints about how Earth’s landmasses were arranged long ago, according to a paper published in the Journal of Systematic Paleontology.

Wed, 2018-10-31

Sometimes hidden clues beneath our feet can reveal intriguing stories about the impacts of environmental change.

Sun, 2018-10-28

This is a modest list of the best paleo-documentaries ever made.

Sat, 2018-10-27

Some 310 million years ago, a reptile-like creature with an unusual gait roamed the sandy expanses of the Grand Canyon, leaving a trail of 28 footprints that can still be seen today.

Fri, 2018-10-26

A new species of Archaeopteryx, the famous “first bird”, has been identified. The discovery supports the idea that Archaeopteryx ...

Wed, 2018-10-24

About 48 million years ago, an owl swooped down to catch its prey, not by the light of the moon but in broad daylight.

Wed, 2018-10-24

Scientists have uncovered the skulls of 38 babies hidden in the ancient fossilized remains of an extinct mammal precursor—the only such fossils ever discovered.