Exploring Prehistoric Life

Wed, 2018-08-15

Paleontologists have discovered what they say is a completely unexpected desert-dwelling pterosaur that lived in what is now Utah, the United States, about 210 million years ago. The discovery of this early pterosaur, ...

Thu, 2018-08-09

These strange life forms dominated Earth’s seas half a billion years ago, and scientists have long struggled to figure out whether they’re algae, fungi, or even an entirely different kingdom of life...

Sat, 2018-08-11

Citizen scientist Philip Mullaly and professional paleontologists have found a very rare set of fossilized shark teeth at Jan Juc, a renowned fossil site along Victoria’s Surf Coast.

Sun, 2018-08-12

A three-month-old horse that lived up to 40,000 years ago has been discovered in the mysterious Batagai depression in Russia’s Yakutia region, nicknamed the ‘Gateway to the Underworld.’

Fri, 2018-08-03

Sharks began evolving differently after the extinction of many dinosaurs, possibly caused by an asteroid strike about 66...

Thu, 2018-08-02

In particular the question mark was hovering over the skeletons of a strange, ancient fish family called heterostracan, but now UK scientists say they've cracked it, declaring the 400 million-year-old fossils to be the oldest examples of bone ever found....

Tue, 2018-07-31

The message of the 1993 documentary film Jurassic Park was subtle – buried in dense symbolism for the viewer to tease out...

Sun, 2018-07-29

University of Kansas bone hunter Kris Super prowled the base of steep-edged hills in the Hell Creek formation for evidence to solve mysteries millions of years in the making.

Wed, 2018-08-01

The family of real bears can ultimately be traced back to the oldest genus, the Ursavus, which was roughly the size of a sheepdog and had evolved from a canine ancestor.