Prehistoric Flora & Fauna

Thu, 2018-08-09

About 66 million years ago, an asteroid roughly 10 kilometers wide hit Earth in what is today the Gulf of Mexico. It brought annihilation: All the dinosaurs except for the birds went extinct; forests around the planet vanished temporarily, killing off all bird...

Thu, 2018-08-09

You don’t normally think of dinosaurs doing the kinds of things that modern animals might do — like taking a nap in a grassy field or playing with each other as youngsters — but new research suggests that they may at least been taking the time to stop and smell...

Wed, 2018-07-18

Eocene Epoch, second of three major worldwide divisions of the Paleogene Period (66 million to 23 million years...

Wed, 2018-07-18

AT THE DAWN of the Paleogene—the beginning of the Cenozoic era—...

Wed, 2018-07-11

An international team of researchers from Australia, Japan, the United States and Belgium has successfully extracted bright pink biological pigments from 1.1-billion-year-old marine sedimentary rocks of the Taoudeni Basin in Mauritania, West Africa....

Wed, 2018-06-20

Ancient sea creature discovered, named for President Obama.

Mon, 2018-06-18

25 years ago, on June 11, 1993, Jurassic Park premiered in theaters across the United States. The film was indomitable from release, its...

Sat, 2018-06-09

The Ediacaran Period spans 94 million years from the end of the Cryogenian Period 635 million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the ...

Fri, 2018-06-01

The new findings reveal “how resilient life can be,” says Gareth Collins, a planetary scientist at Imperial College London who was not involved in the research. “Such a rapid recovery … is remarkable.”

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