Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2019-03-22

The fossils from the Cambrian Period include dozens of new species and provide a window into life more than 500 million...

Fri, 2019-03-22

A crushed, pancake-like fossil unearthed in northwestern China contains both a bird and its unlaid egg.

Thu, 2019-03-21

The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis, also known as Clovis comet hypothesis, posits that the hemisphere-wide debris field of a large, disintegrating asteroid (or comet...

Tue, 2019-03-19

Ohio University researchers announced a new species of mammal from the Age of Dinosaurs, representing the most complete mammal from the Cretaceous Period of...

Fri, 2019-03-15

In 2010, the 28,140-year-old partial carcass of a woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), nicknamed ‘Yuka,’ was found in Siberian permafrost.

Thu, 2019-03-14

A team of Japanese and Russian scientists has resurrected the cells of a female baby woolly mammoth named Yuka in a major step towards possibly one day bringing the animal...

Fri, 2019-03-08

Using computer simulations and 3-D models, palaeontologists from the University of Bristol have uncovered more detail on how Mesozoic...

Tue, 2019-03-05

Metro’s purple line expansion leads to Ice Age fossil discoveries. The fossils found include remains of giant ground sloths, mammoths and bisons.

Thu, 2019-03-07

The teeth of Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon), the largest shark ever to prowl the oceans, look like daggers. They’re up to 7 inches (18 cm) long and...

Sat, 2019-03-09

By analyzing a tooth from the first fossil remains of the extinct Pan-American sloth (Eremotherium laurillardi) found in Belize, a team of paleontologists has uncovered insights into the...

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