Prehistoric Flora & Fauna

Sat, 2018-08-11

According to a new paper in the journal Palaeontology, for the first time it has been discovered that an organism from the Precambrian...

Sat, 2018-08-11

Corals may have teamed up with the microscopic algae which live inside them as much as 160 million years ago, according to new research.

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...

Fri, 2018-08-10

Coral reefs may date back to the age of dinosaurs, up to 160 million years ago, and are likely to have survived previous episodes of global warming, international research suggests.

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.

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