Prehistoric Flora & Fauna

Fri, 2017-11-10

The catastrophic asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may not have been so...

Thu, 2017-10-19

Theory suggests that large animals are disproportionately important to the spread of fertility across the planet

Sat, 2017-10-14

Total darkness lasted two years, and in the absence of sunlight, plants wither when photosynthesis cannot occur.

Sun, 2017-08-27

Planet-wide wildfires killed land-dwelling creatures like dinosaurs after a six-mile asteroid struck the Yucatan peninsula, kicking off one of Earth’s five known mass...

Thu, 2017-08-17

U.S. paleontologists described a new species of angiosperm flower, Tropidogyne pentaptera, found in seven pieces of 99-million-year-old (mid-...

Sun, 2017-08-13

This cycle has been linked to periodic motion of the Sun and planets through the dense mid-plane of our Milky Way Galaxy.

Sun, 2017-08-13

Subduction is a geological process that occurs at the boundary between two of the many plates that make up the Earth’s crust.

Wed, 2017-08-09

The Devonian is a geologic period and system of the Paleozoic Era spanning from the end of the ...

Mon, 2017-08-07

The Silurian (443.7 to 416.0 million years ago)* was a time when the Earth underwent considerable changes that had important repercussions for the environment and life within it.

Sun, 2017-08-06

The Ordovician Period lasted almost 45 million years, beginning 488.3 million years ago and ending 443.7 million years ago.