Exploring Prehistoric Life

Tue, 2017-01-24

Some of these massive beasts are familiar in form but enormous in size, while others are strange hybrids of modern-day animals.

Wed, 2018-09-12

One branch on the tree of life is a bit more crowded today. A team of scientists led by 20-year-old University of Toronto undergraduate student Joseph Moysiuk has finally determined what a bizarre group of extinct cone-shaped animals actually are....

Sat, 2018-09-15

With Rudy Lerosey-Aubril from New England University, he meticulously re-examined fossil material collected over 25 years ago from the mountains of Utah.

Sat, 2018-09-15

Using the fossil record to accurately estimate the timing and pace of past mass extinctions is no easy task, and a ...

Wed, 2018-09-12

Millions of years ago, the town of San Juan Raya was part of Laurasia, one of the two gigantic...

Tue, 2018-09-11

A giant sloth, weighing 5 or 6 tons, and whose stature could exceed twice that of a human being, was part of prehistoric Costa Rica and inhabited our lands about 7 million years ago.

Sun, 2018-09-09

When I read Michael Crichton’s famous Jurassic Park in the 1990’s, I knew enough about the approach to sense that cloning could be used to bring back extinct animals.

Sat, 2018-09-08

Museum collections provide valuable datasets, and this one is no exception.

Thu, 2018-09-06

Jurassic deep-water reptiles thrived as sea levels rose, while species that dwelled in the shallows waters disappeared, according to new research from the...

Sun, 2018-09-02

The fossilized turtle is 228 million years old and also has the distinct toothless beak of a turtle, which is the...