Scientists believe that the ancient Australian fossils could be the oldest evidence of life on Earth. If this is true, it will push back the current date believed to be the start of microbial life on the planet.
History may be rewritten as scientists date humans in California over 100,000 years earlier than previously believed.
Fungi might have lived on Earth for two billion years earlier than scientists believed.
A newly discovered fossil exhibits traits from both Neanderthals and Homo erectus.
Researchers claim that that they may have uncovered what seems to be the oldest life on Earth embedded in rocks that survived for at least 3.7 billion years.
An international team of scientists found that an ancient fossil stored in a Canadian museum since mid-1990s actually belong to a new species of extinct primordial worm with terrifying snapping jaws.
Pre-mammalian reptile is the very first animal to produce and use venom.
How could there be preserved tissue from millions of years ago?
Six million years ago, massive otters roamed the Earth armed with powerful jaws and very big skulls.
Archeologists have uncovered a set of footprints in Laetoli in northern Tanzania, which reveals that pre-human species that belongs to the Australopithecus afarensis species, could have mated with different females.
A laser-based remote-sensing equipment called lidar, which is used in observing planets, moons and asteroids, could provide help archaeologists in finding fossils and bones hidden below Earth’s surface.
China has created an artificial star 8,600 times hotter than the sun and has successfully kept it on for a whole minute!
Paleontologists finally have the key to filling in the gaps in sea cow evolution: the fossil of an ancient manatee in a slab of pavement on a Spanish street. The fossil was found in the stone slabs that had been laid down over two decades ago in the town of Girona in northern Spain.
Researchers from the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering are developing a cheap and energy-efficient way to use fossilized algae to create lithium-ion batteries, which could someday fuel electric vehicles and other electronic devices.