Stunning images of a 305-million-year-old harvestman fossil reveal ancestors of the modern-day arachnids had two sets of eyes rather than one.
Concerns about climate change and its impact on the world around us are growing daily.
Picture this: A massive asteroid almost as wide as Rhode Island and about three to five times larger than the rock thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs slams into Earth.
In 520 million-year-old fossil deposits resembling an ‘invertebrate version of Pompeii,’ researchers have found an ancestor of modern crustaceans revealing the first-known cardiovascular system in exquisitely preserved detail.
A newly constructed family tree of the hummingbirds, published today in the journal Current Biology, tells a story of a unique group of birds that originated in Europe, passed through Asia and North America, and ultimately found its Garden of Eden in South America 22 million years ago.
Ancient, giant marine animals used bizarre facial appendages to filter food from the ocean, according to new fossils discovered in northern Greenland.
Starting about 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, brachiopod groups disappeared in large numbers, along with 90 percent of the planet’s species.
252 million years ago the largest extinction event occurred at the end of the Permian age. It wiped out almost 90 percent of all life in water.
Long bones, which are found in the limb of tetrapods, are not only important for locomotion and supporting the weight of the body, but also host the bone marrow.
An ancient fossil of the bilby, Australia’s answer to the Easter rabbit, has been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage site in north west Queensland.
A portrait of prehistoric parenthood captured deep in the fossil record has been uncovered by an international team of scientists led by University of Leicester geologist Professor David Siveter.
Millions of years ago, the coast of California was home to a species of porpoise distinguished from its living relatives by a lower jaw that extended well beyond the upper. In other words, the long-lost porpoise had a rather distinct and unusual underbite.
A 70 million year old fossil found in the Late Cretaceous sediments of Alaska reveals a new small tyrannosaur.
A new dinosaur species found in Portugal may be the largest land predator discovered in Europe, as well as one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs from the Jurassic.
Mass strandings of whales have puzzled people since Aristotle. Modern-day strandings can be investigated and their causes, often human-related, identified.
A team of French and Swedish researchers present new fossil evidence for the origin of one of the most important and emotionally significant parts of our…
Yoho National Park’s 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale.
The first top predators to walk on land were not afraid to bite off more than they could chew.
Paleontologists has characterized a new dinosaur based on fossil remains
These unusual birds, only one species of which exists in South America today, originated in the Old World.