Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2018-02-23

Paleontologists from Lisbon’s Universidade Nova have found the first placodont fossils in Portugal, they have announced.

Wed, 2018-02-14
His work brings to our understanding of the human condition. Following are 10 reasons why you should celebrate Darwin Day.
Tue, 2018-02-13

The collapse of rainforests during the Carboniferous period 300 million years ago triggered great changes in the evolutionary paths of plants and animals....

Sun, 2018-02-11

Dinosaurs and influenza would seem to have nothing in common, but a powerful new method of analyzing biogeographical data can be applied to both — helping to solve mysteries about long-extinct animals, while also preventing flu's spread....

Sat, 2018-02-10

The asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago appears to have caused huge amounts of magma to spew out of the bottom of the ocean, a new study of seafloor data finds....

Sat, 2018-02-10

When you think of the end of the dinosaurs you likely envision an asteroid striking Earth, creating a massive explosion and ...

Wed, 2018-02-07

Although this 100-million-year-old creature has eight legs, fangs, and could spin silk, it was not a spider, but rather a relative that lived alongside spiders.

Mon, 2018-02-05

The squashed remains of a small bird that lived 99 million years ago have been found encased in a cloudy slab of amber from Myanmar (Burma).

Sat, 2018-02-03

On a ho-hum day some 12,800 years ago, the Earth had emerged from another ice age. Things were warming up, and the glaciers had retreated.

Sat, 2018-02-03

The 200 million-year-old specimen is only the second known example of Wahlisaurus massarae, a species of ichthyosaur announced recently by a University of Manchester paleontologist.

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