Exploring Prehistoric Life

Wed, 2021-03-03

Of all the prehistoric creatures that once filled the skies, you don’t get much bigger — or weirder — than the Quetzalcoatlus.

Wed, 2021-03-03

Neanderthals evolved the auditory capacities to support a vocal communication system as efficient as modern human speech, according to new research led by Universidad de Alcalá scientists.

Tue, 2021-03-02

Paleontologists in the United States have discovered and analyzed the fossilized remains from two species of Purgatorius, the oldest genus in a group of the earliest-known...

Thu, 2021-02-25

SFU-led research team uncovers how fossil dragonfly relatives have been misclassified due to their striking similarity.

Tue, 2021-02-23

New research unveiled the earliest evidence of octopus predation in the fossil record. The evidence consists of tiny holes drilled in the clams they preyed upon during the...

Tue, 2021-02-23

Paleontologists in Morocco have unearthed a crushed ossified lung of an enormous marine coelacanth that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, about 66...

Fri, 2021-02-19

A new species of extinct skink that lived during the Oligocene Epoch has been identified from the fossilized remains found in South Australia....

Thu, 2021-02-18

Bioluminescence has fascinated people since time immemorial. The majority of organisms able to produce their own light are beetles, specifically fireflies, glow-worm beetles, and their relatives.

Thu, 2021-02-18

A new understanding of an ancient leviathan is developing in the middle of a Nevada desert.

Wed, 2021-02-17

At the end of the Cretaceous period, about 66 million years ago, a 10-km impactor crashed into Earth near the site of the small town of Chicxulub in what is...