Sixty-six million years ago, a massive asteroid struck Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. As a result, the Earth changed forever, spelling the end of the dinosaurs and ushering in a new age where other animals could flourish. Now new research has revealed that it wasn't mammals who inherited the Earth, but fish.
Jutting out of rock in a hiking area of Alaska's Talkeetna Mountains were the bones of an ancient, long-necked swimmer. A fossil-finder recently ran across them.
It turns out that despite what Hollywood would have you thinking, it wasn't dinosaurs who were evolving in the Jurassic world. New research has determined that by the end of that iconic period, mammals were evolving at ten times the average rate, leading to an explosion of new adaptation and species.
A new, near-complete fossil of a velociraptor relative tells a lot about film dinosaurs versus the very large banty-rooster truth.
Our writer James Sullivan talks about how a wooly mammoth could potentially roam Siberia, and the ethics of such cases.
Meat-eaters and plant-eaters roamed the Kamitaki region in Japan's Hyogo prefecture, dinosaur eggs indicate.
In the past decade, many of the more exciting finds in paleontology have been taking place in the Far East - in areas like the Jehol region of northeast China, which has come to be known as the country's "Jurassic Park."
New research indicates that extreme climate swings - lasting tens of millions of years - were too much for the dinos and kept them out of the tropics, solving one of science's longstanding mysteries.
Despite the fact that long-necked, herbivore dinosaurs (sauropodomorphs) were likely a common sight in the higher altitudes of Earth's supercontinent 30 million years ago, none of these species elected to head south. Now paleontologists think they have determined why it took an additional 15 million years for these massive dinos to move to the tropics.
No, you can't actually go and become a velociraptor trainer, like Hollywood actor Christ Pratt does in the new blockbuster "Jurassic World." However, you can certainly learn to be a 'raptor tracker.' In a new and intriguing study, paleontologist Scott Persons details how he and his colleagues have learned to follow 75-million-year-old dinosaur trails.
Dreadnoughtus - the long-necked herbivore recently uncovered in Patagonia - was previously thought to be the world's heaviest dinosaur, but now new findings may upend its heavyweight title.
Remnants of soft tissue, boasting similarities to red blood cells and collagen fibers, have been found in fragments of dinosaur fossils, possibly allowing scientists to better understand how these prehistoric creatures evolved to become warm-blooded.
Scientists have discovered a new dinosaur, dubbed "Hellboy," that sports some bizarre features and is shedding light on ancient horned species, new research says.
The UK's oldest sauropod dinosaur was recently discovered, oddly, when a fossil bone fell from a cliff face on the Yorkshire coast, according to a new study.