Tropical fossil forests from 380 million years ago were recently unearthed in Norway and are believed to have triggered a drastic climate shift experienced during this time.
Fossilized sediments from a prehistoric lake were recently found in Scandinavia and shed light on what really happened at the end of the last Ice Age.
The ancestry of modern Europeans' genetic make up has become somewhat clearer with the discovery of a previously unknown "fourth strand" of ancient hunter-gatherer ancestry.
Small fish dominated oceans following a mass extinction 359 million years ago. This suggests small fish actually have an evolutionary advantage over larger marine predators.
A new duck-billed dinosaur, named Probrachylophosaurus bergei, which possessed a relatively short skull crest, represents an evolutionary link between its non-crested and large-crested ancestors.
Recently unearthed arthropod fossils were found to contain traces of brain fragments. Contrary to common scientific belief, the finding proves brains can withstand fossilization.
New fossils representing a giant rat species ten times larger than those commonly seen today have been excavated from East Timor in Asia.
Supercontinent Pangaea covered most of the Earth 278 million years ago and was home to animals unlike modern species. Researchers from The Field Museum describe several new amphibian species and a reptile that help paint a clearer picture of how diverse these ancient species really were.
Researchers University of Kansas recently uncovered fossils representing the largest known feathered raptor. The species has since been named Dakotaraptor and it's closing the gap in the evolutionary gap between dinosaurs and modern birds.
A newly examined fossil sea urchin represents the oldest known specimen of its kind. This suggests that modern sea urchins diversified from their extinct ancestors ten million years earlier than researchers previously thought.
New tyrannosaur bones suggest that the large carnivores may have also resorted to cannibalism in times of need.
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.
Newly discovered fossils indicate that giant sharks swam throughout ancient oceans 170 million years earlier than researchers previously thought.