The earliest North American coral species that reappeared following the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction were found at New York Canyon in Nevada. This sheds light on the corals' survival and recovery.
Using fossilized structures known as melanosomes, researchers concluded that an ancient bat species was reddish-brown in color. More importantly, the study suggests that melanin desposits from fossils can be used to determine the color of ancient species.
A new hadrosaur species, a type of duck-billed dinosaur, was excavated from Alaska. This species represents the northernmost dinosaur known to date and likely endured dark winter months and snowy conditions, researchers say.
Researchers excavating ancient salmon chum bones from the Upward Sun River site in Alaska have found that Ice Age humans had a broader diet than previously surmised and used specialized tools to fish.
Using fossilized teeth, researchers found that humans adapted a grass-based diet 400,000 years earlier than previously thought. This sheds light on how habitat change shaped human evolution.
A new online program called Fossil Finds allows people to become archaeologists in their own homes. Satellite images captured by drones and kites are uploaded for people to examine for fossils.
Three new fossil whale species were found in New Zealand. This provides valuable insight on how baleen whales evolved from their toothy ancestors.
Fossils excavated from the Rising Star cave in South Africa were identified as a new species of human ancestors. The researchers note that this new species has a lot in common with modern humans.
Researchers recently found well-preserved sea turtle fossils in Colombia. They determined that these remains are 25 million years older than the previously known oldest sea turtle fossils.
A now-extinct monkey's one-million-year-old fossil was found embedded in limestone in an underwater cave in the Dominican Republic. This adds to findings about New World monkeys in the Caribbean.
Researchers recently discovered an ancient sea predator in a fossil-rich site in Iowa. They named the new species after a Greek warship.
There are lots of cold cases that have long eluded scientists, but now researchers may have found evidence of the world's oldest murder with puncture wounds in a prehistoric skull.