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Bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years ago “walked the earth...

Bedbugs -- some of the most unwanted human bed-mates -- have been parasitic companions with other species aside from humans for more than 100...

Newly discovered fossil footprints force paleontologists to rethink ancient desert inhabitants

An international team of paleontologists has united to study important fossil footprints recently discovered in a remote location within Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona....

Texas A&M student identifies unique 5-million-year-old rhino species

Rhinoceros don't roam the prairies of Texas today, and some might not even know they once roamed the Great Plains. But one Texas A&M...

Crystallized Skull : All Fakes?

Crystallized Skull The crystal skulls are human skull hardstone carvings made of clear or milky white quartz, claimed by their alleged finders to be pre-Colombian...

Tooth fossils fill 6-million-year-old gap in primate evolution

Researchers have used fossilized teeth found near Lake Turkana in northwest Kenya to identify a new monkey species—a discovery that helps fill a 6-million-year...

Coastal organisms trapped in 99-million-year-old amber

Most amber inclusions are organisms that lived in the forest. It is very rare to find sea life trapped in amber. However, an international...

Archaeopteryx gets company

Archaeopteryx's throne is tottering. Since the discovery of the first fossil of the primal bird in 1861, it had been considered the only bird...

New Jurassic non-avian theropod dinosaur sheds light on origin of flight...

A new Jurassic non-avian theropod dinosaur from 163 million-year-old fossil deposits in northeastern China provides new information regarding the incredible richness of evolutionary experimentation...

Research reveals surprisingly powerful bite of tiny early tetrapod

Micro-CT scanning of a tiny snake-like fossil discovered in Scotland has shed new light on the elusive creature, thought to be one of the...

Statistical study finds it unlikely South African fossil species is ancestral...

Statistical analysis of fossil data shows that it is unlikely that Australopithecus sediba, a nearly two-million-year-old, apelike fossil from South Africa, is the direct...

New 3-foot-tall relative of Tyrannosaurus rex

A new relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex -- much smaller than the huge, ferocious dinosaur made famous in countless books and films, including, yes,...

Oxygen linked with the boom and bust of early animal evolution

Extreme fluctuations in atmospheric oxygen levels corresponded with evolutionary surges and extinctions in animal biodiversity during the Cambrian explosion, finds new study led by...

The fossilization process of dinosaur remains

A study conducted between the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country and the University of Zaragoza has conducted an in-depth analysis of the dinosaur fossils...

99-million-year-old millipede discovered in Burmese amber

Even though we are led to believe that during the Cretaceous the Earth used to be an exclusive home for fearsome giants, including carnivorous...

Running may have made dinosaurs’ wings flap before they evolved to...

Before they evolved the ability to fly, two-legged dinosaurs may have begun to flap their wings as a passive effect of running along the...

Chewing versus sex in duck-billed dinosaurs

The duck-billed hadrosaurs walked the Earth over 90-million years ago and were one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs. But why were these...

Flowering plants, new teeth and no dinosaurs: New study sheds light...

A new study published April 30 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences identified three factors critical in the rise of mammal...

First hominins on the Tibetan Plateau were Denisovans

Denisovans -- an extinct sister group of Neandertals -- were discovered in 2010, when a research team led by Svante Pääbo from the Max...

Australian blue tongue lizard ancestor was round-in-the-tooth

Reconstruction of the most complete fossil lizard found in Australia, a 15 million year old relative of our modern blue tongues and social skinks...

Meet Callichimaera perplexa, the platypus of crabs

The crab family just got a bunch of new cousins—including a 95-million-year-old chimera species that will force scientists to rethink the definition of a...

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