Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sun, 2017-12-24

An international team of paleontologists has found the remains of an unusual prehistoric bear that lived 3.5 million years ago (Pliocene epoch) in Canada’s High Arctic....

Tue, 2017-12-19

As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by.

Tue, 2017-12-19

The latest addition to the family tree of masupial lions is considerably more ancient than other members, going extinct roughly 19 million years ago.

Tue, 2017-12-19

Plesiosaurs were especially effective swimmers. These long extinct “paddle saurians” propelled themselves through the oceans by employing “underwater flight”—similar to sea turtles and penguins...

Mon, 2017-12-18

AN extinct marsupial “tiger” is to be brought back into existence by an Australian scientists who successfully mapped its genetic sequence.

Sun, 2017-12-17

Over 100 million years ago, beach-bound dinosaurs left their permanent marks on San Antonio’s landscape. 

Sun, 2017-12-17

Paleontologists have found entombed in amber a 99-million-year-old tick grasping the feather of a dinosaur, providing the first direct evidence that the tiny pests drank dinosaur blood.

Sun, 2017-12-17

For decades, paleontologists have puzzled over the microscopic fossils of Pseudooides, which are smaller than sand grains.

Sun, 2017-12-17

The 57 million-year-old fossil is both fearsome and comical: a long-beaked penguin that stood 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed about 220 pounds.

Sun, 2017-12-10

It looks like a duck, it walks like a duck, and it swims like a duck—but it’s a predatory dinosaur unlike any scientists have seen before.

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