A worm-like creature with legs and spikes finally finds its place in the evolutionary tree of life.
New three-dimensional reconstructions display how some of the world’s earliest animals developed, and offer some answers as to why they went extinct.
The Leverhulme Trust has awarded a grant of £250,000 to a team of scientists led by the University of Lincoln, UK, to research how a
A novel study lead by Adelaide scientist has shown how enormous, carnivorous, ground-dwelling dinosaurs – the theropods – evolved into agile flyers: they kept shrinking
Scientists are searching through an extremely large collection of 20-million-year-old amber unearthed in the Dominican Republic over 50 years ago; the effort is displaying new
A ground breaking new book brings together two of the major disciplines behind the popular film franchise Jurassic Park, with the aim to raise the
Scientists say that the dinosaurs may have survived the fatal asteroid strike if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history.
According to research conducted by the University of Cincinnati, the fuzzy relatives of modern-day elephants liked living in Greater Cincinnati long before it became the
Palaeontologists from the Natural History Museum and academics from Lincoln, Cambridge and Slovakia have managed to recreate the cranial structure of a 308-million-year-old lizard-like vertebrate
According to scientists, the mysterious spotted green pigeon (Caloenas maculata) was a relative of the dodo. Scientists have examined the spotted green pigeon’s genetic make
Discovered in China, “Four-Winged” fossil helps explain how larger dinosaurs took to the air.
An animal once thought to have disappeared from North America before the arrival of humans might have actually roamed the continent longer than previously thought-and
Poor peepers are a problem, even if you are a big, bad sea scorpion.
A major fossil discovery in Canada sheds new light on the development of the earliest vertebrates, including the origin of jaws, the first time this
Researchers have discovered, in clay sediments from Gabon, fossils of the oldest multicellular organisms ever found. In total, more than 400 fossils dating back 2.1
Archaeopteryx plumage: First show off, then take off
Sharks were a tolerant bunch some 50 million years ago, cruising an Arctic Ocean that contained about the same percentage of freshwater as Louisiana's Lake
Animals built reefs 550 million years ago, fossil study finds
Bizarre Parasite from the Jurassic
As far back as the time of the dinosaurs, 66 million years ago, forests recovered from fires in the same manner they do today, according
Dinosaurs and mathematics do not seem like an obvious pair, but for Professor Robert Sinclair and his Mathematical Biology Unit, they are a logical match.
A geologist studied fossils to confirm that stones used in 19th century Ohio grain mills originated from France.