The survival of the laziest is true, researchers say in a new study. It turns out, mollusks that expended the least energy in their daily lives were able to avoid extinction better than their energetic counterparts.
Humans are causing Earth's temperature rising dangerously high in present time. Half a billion years ago, it was the evolution of early animals that sparked the planet's first global warming event.
A newly discovered fossilized sea animal who lived millions of years ago just received an unusual honor by being named after President Barack Obama. Another was named after acclaimed naturalist David Attenborough.
Ancient footprints from before dinosaurs even ruled the Earth were just found in southern China, suggesting that animals developed appendages far earlier than we believe.
Despite historic finds of fossilized protein in a dinosaur bone, it seems humanity is still far away from resurrecting the dinosaurs.
Pre-mammalian reptile is the very first animal to produce and use venom.
A new study from North Carolina State University reveals how crests, horns and knobs found on the skull of theropod dinosaurs are connected to the animals fast growth compared to other species without ornamented skulls.
A team of scientists is on a real-life Pokemon hunt as they search for the extremely elusive Zenkerella insignis, a mysterious squirrel-like animal from central Africa that has never been seen alive for almost a century.
Researchers diagnosed a fossilized specimen of a duck-billed dinosaur with septic arthritis. This is the oldest recorded case of septic arthritis -- a condition in which a joint becomes inflamed, often from bacteria or fungus.
A team of scientists from South Carolina has discovered a fossilized ear of a prehistoric animal that holds the answer on the origins of whales' ultrasonic hearing.
Scientists have discovered that the Earth's last living woolly mammoths went extinct on St. Paul Island in Alaska due to scarce fresh water sources caused by drastic environmental changes.
A new bipedal dinosaur species called Gualicho shinyae has been discovered in Argentina. It features two short front limbs and a big body just like the T. rex.
Researchers from the UNSW has stumbled upon a well-preserved fossil of a new type of ancient marsupial that dined on whole snails. These marsupials existed in Australia millions of years ago before going extinct due to drastic climate change.