Fossilized peach pits unearthed in China suggest the deliciously juicy fruits were around long before humans began domesticating them.
Ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous period of eastern North America evolved differently when isolated from their western relatives by a division of water 66 million years ago.
A genetic analysis of modern and ancient Yakutian horses revealed the cold-weather animals rapidly evolved to survive extreme temperatures of eastern Siberia.
Using a recently unearthed 90 million-year-old fossilized reptile skull, researchers reveal new insight regarding how snakes lost their limbs. It turns out the evolutionary characteristic of burrowing plays a key role.
A study of the porosity of ancient archosaur eggshells is tipping scientists off about the kinds of nests they once called home.
A recent analysis of eight fossilized teeth revealed the true identity of a dinosaur species incorrectly classified years ago. It turns out that Dimetrodon borealis actually represents the first Canadian Dimetrodon, or terrestrial animal with steak knife-like teeth.
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.
The relationship between humans and bees dates back much earlier than previously thought. In fact, beeswax was first used during the Stone Age in 7000 BC.
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.
After reevaluating the ankle bones of modern birds and comparing them to dinosaurs, researchers confirmed a developmental pattern linking the two species.
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.