In particular the question mark was hovering over the skeletons of a strange, ancient fish family called heterostracan, but now UK scientists say they've cracked it, declaring the 400 million-year-old fossils to be the oldest examples of bone ever found....
The message of the 1993 documentary film Jurassic Park was subtle – buried in dense symbolism for the viewer to tease out...
The family of real bears can ultimately be traced back to the oldest genus, the Ursavus, which was roughly the size of a sheepdog and had evolved from a canine ancestor.
Paleontologists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have confirmed the fossils belong to a dinosaur species named ...
To learn more from fossils they find in nature, paleontologists are trying to create their own.
A combined team of paleontologists which included members from the University of Bristol and the University College Cork has made a breakthrough discovery regarding new sources of melanin.
A fossilized dinosaur foot believed to be the largest in the world has been unearthed in Weston County, Wyoming, the United States.
The new science of paleocolour is shining a light into what dinosaurs looked like and how they lived.
The fossilized remains of an embryonic-to-hatchling snake have been found preserved in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (also known as Burma).