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These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years

Almost 100 million years ago, a tiny and misfortunate beetle died after wandering into a sticky glob of resin leaking from a tree in...

Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore

Paleontologists at Ohio University have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a...

Gobihadros, a new species of Mongolian hadrosaur

The complete skeletal remains of a new species of Mongolian dinosaur fill in a gap in the evolution of hadrosaurs, according to a study...

Coelacanth reveals new insights into skull evolution

Coelacanth Latimeria Chalumnae An international team of researchers presents the first observations of the development of the skull and brain in the living coelacanth Latimeria...

Small fossils with big applications – BP Gulf of Mexico time...

Geologic time scales are critical to understanding the timing, duration, and connection of geologic events. They are not static, and can be improved with...

Ancient ‘Texas Serengeti’ had elephant-like animals

During the Great Depression, some unemployed Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have...
Research that reveals what lies at the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean -- the Mariana Trench

Unique oil-eating bacteria found in world’s deepest ocean trench, Mariana Trench

Scientists from the University of East Anglia have discovered a unique oil eating bacteria in the deepest part of the Earth's oceans -- the...

Perfectly preserved dinosaur skin found in Korea

Paleontologists are used to finding dinosaur bones and tracks. But remnants of soft tissue, like muscles or skin, are rare and often not well...

Woolly mammoths and Neanderthals may have shared genetic traits

A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that the genetic profiles of two extinct mammals with African ancestry -- woolly mammoths, elephant-like animals that...

Evolution imposes ‘speed limit’ on recovery after mass extinctions

It takes at least 10 million years for life to fully recover after a mass extinction, a speed limit for the recovery of species...

Tracking records of the oldest life forms on Earth

The discovery provides a new characteristic 'biosignature' to track the remains of ancient life preserved in rocks which are significantly altered over billions of...

‘Cthulhu’ fossil reconstruction reveals monstrous relative of modern sea cucumbers

An exceptionally-preserved fossil from Herefordshire in the UK has given new insights into the early evolution of sea cucumbers, the group that includes the...

New species of early human found in the Philippines

An international team of researchers have uncovered the remains of a new species of human in the Philippines, proving the region played a key...

Jurassic crocodile discovery sheds light on reptiles’ family tree

A newly identified species of 150 million-year-old marine crocodile has given insights into how a group of ancient animals evolved. The ancestor of today's crocodiles...

Ancient, four-legged whale with otter-like features found along the coast of...

Cetaceans, the group including whales and dolphins, originated in south Asia more than 50 million years ago from a small, four-legged, hoofed ancestor. Now,...

First-confirmed occurrence of a lambeosaurine dinosaur found on Alaska’s North Slope

Paleontologists from Hokkaido University in Japan, in cooperation with paleontologists from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, have discovered the...

Study Looks to Iron from Microbes for Climate Help

Distributing iron particles produced by bacteria could "fertilize" microscopic ocean plants and ultimately lower atmospheric carbon levels, according to a new paper in Frontiers. "It...

Untangling the evolution of feeding strategies in ancient crocodiles

Ancient aquatic crocodiles fed on softer and smaller prey than their modern counterparts and the evolution of skull shape and function allowed them to...

66-million-year-old deathbed linked to dinosaur-killing meteor

The beginning of the end started with violent shaking that raised giant waves in the waters of an inland sea in what is now...

In ancient oceans that resembled our own, oxygen loss triggered mass...

Roughly 430 million years ago, during the Earth's Silurian Period, global oceans were experiencing changes that would seem eerily familiar today. Melting polar ice...

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