Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2020-01-24

Around 375 million years ago, some fish began an extraordinary transformation that would change the history of life on Earth: their fins evolved into something like limbs that enabled them to walk on land.

Tue, 2020-01-21

The exceptionally preserved fossils of the oldest species of scorpion ever found have been unearthed in Wisconsin, the United States.

Wed, 2020-01-15

Paleontologists from the University of Missouri have discovered the well-preserved digestive tracts in the fossils of microscopic animals called cloudinomorphs. The worm-like...

Sat, 2020-01-11

“It was just really lucky,” said Dr. Smith, who works at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and is part of the team that reported the find in Nature Communications.

Fri, 2019-12-27

Fossils of just about everything have been unearthed, from ancient feathers to ...

Wed, 2019-12-25

A Carboniferous-period fossil found in Nova Scotia, Canada, shows an ancient creature called a varanopid...

Tue, 2019-12-24

A new genus and species of lungfish that lived approximately 365 million years ago (Famennian stage of the Late Devonian period)...

Tue, 2019-12-24

Let's face it, dinosaurs enjoyed their rule of the roost on Earth for an epic length of time and were, as Jurassic Park's ...

Tue, 2019-12-24

New 96-million-year old turtles from Texas connect North America with Asia and the Southern Hemisphere, suggesting vast intercontinental migrations during this time.

Sat, 2019-12-21

An international team of researchers has pinpointed the first comprehensive age for the last known occurrence of the early hominin species Homo erectus.