Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2018-04-20

Skeletal remains found at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir this week appear to belong to an ancient mammoth.

Thu, 2018-04-19

University of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of baleen whale, alive more than 27.5 million years ago and found in the Hakataramea Valley....

Sat, 2018-04-21

Fearsome animals existed at the time of the dinosaurs that you, hardly, know about. Fortunately, they have gone extinct millions of years ago!

Tue, 2018-04-17

A fossil slab discovered in Kansas 70 years ago and twice misidentified -- first as a green alga and then as a cephalopod -- has been reinterpreted as the preserved remains of a large cartilaginous fish, the group that includes sharks and rays. Researchers now...

Wed, 2018-04-18

Paleontologists believe that all non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out when a giant asteroid or comet collided with...

Mon, 2018-04-16

The Trump administration's move to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent jeopardizes future research and excavation in one of the densest fossil troves in the world, according to scientists who work in the region...

Sat, 2018-04-14

Here's a brainteaser: Do the 520-million-year-old fossils of an ancient, bug-like creature actually show a silhouette of its brains? Or are these blobby shapes in its head merely fossilized bacteria?

Sat, 2018-04-14

New research by a team of scientists from the University of Exeter and elsewhere offers an illuminating insight into iridescent colors found on the earliest known lepidopterans, which lived on our planet 200 million years ago (...

Fri, 2018-04-13

Around 100 million years ago, large carnivorous dinosaurs and reptiles dominated the landscape in what we now call Africa. But how were so many fearsome predators able to exist side by side without outcompeting one another?

Fri, 2018-04-13

252 million years ago, the Permian extinction wiped out much of the life on Earth. Unlike the...