A new fossil species suggests that great apes, including humans, evolved differently from smaller "lesser" apes than researchers previously surmised.
Iberian lynx fossils dating to 1.6 million years ago were recently recovered from a cave in Barcelona, Spain. It's the oldest lynx specimen ever found, suggesting the species arrived in the area 500,000 years earlier than originally estimated.
Researchers from the University of Alberta recently discovered fossilized tail feathers and soft tissues of an Ornithomimus dinosaur that shed light on the evolution of modern-day birds such as ostriches and emus.
Giant prehistoric teeth from an extinct species of shark known as Megalodon recently washed up on a beach in North Carolina. Since little is known about this ancient species, the newly discovered teeth may help researchers unlock more clues.
Researchers recently discovered a new human ancestor named Homo naledi. It took six tiny women to excavate the fossils from the narrow cave, and we had the chance to talk to one of them.
A newly discovered pig-snouted turtle, Arvinachelys golden, may help researchers fill in the gaps of turtle evolution.
An isotopic analysis of juvenile Siberian woolly mammoth tusks suggests that the prehistoric mammals went extinct as a result of excess hunting, not climate change.
Early human teeth found in a cave in southern China suggest that humans migrated to Asia much earlier than previously thought, and long before they made their way to Europe. This changes our knowledge of early human distribution.
Multiple baby duck-billed dinosaurs, identified as Saurolophus angustirostris, were recently excavated from “Dragon's Tomb" in Mongolia.
Researchers from the University of Bonn suggest that a prehistoric mammal, Spinolestes, may have suffered from hair loss. This fungal disease is commonly seen in many of the species' modern descendants.
A new species recently added to the desmostylia group suggests that the hippo-sized suction-feeders were a more diverse group of animals than previously thought and ate in a very unique way.
Ancient birds had an intricate arrangement of muscles and ligaments that controlled the main feathers of their wings. This suggests that some were able to fly as well as modern birds.
A new study confirms that a well-preserved fetus and soft tissues were found in 48-million-year-old fossils of a small horse-like species.
Foot and hand bones of Homo naledi, an extinct human ancestor, suggest that the early humans walked up right on two feet and climbed trees.