Giant prehistoric teeth from an extinct species of shark known as Megalodon recently washed up on a beach in North Carolina. Since little is known about this ancient species, the newly discovered teeth may help researchers unlock more clues.
Even though plants first emerged on Earth 400 million years ago, it was not until approximately 80 million years later that wildfires began ripping through forests and grasslands like they do today in California. This could explain why plants were able to diversify the way they did.
A newly discovered pig-snouted turtle, Arvinachelys golden, may help researchers fill in the gaps of turtle evolution.
Mineral clues hidden within ancient molten rocks suggest life on the planet arose 300 million years ahead of previous estimates. This changes the way scientists view the Earth following its formation 4.5 billion years ago.
Ants that called Europe their home 45 to 10 million years ago were actually more similar to modern-day ants now living in South East Asia than they are to their European cousins.
A new species recently added to the desmostylia group suggests that the hippo-sized suction-feeders were a more diverse group of animals than previously thought and ate in a very unique way.
Ancient birds had an intricate arrangement of muscles and ligaments that controlled the main feathers of their wings. This suggests that some were able to fly as well as modern birds.
A new study confirms that a well-preserved fetus and soft tissues were found in 48-million-year-old fossils of a small horse-like species.
Foot and hand bones of Homo naledi, an extinct human ancestor, suggest that the early humans walked up right on two feet and climbed trees.
When an asteroid impacted Earth 66 million years ago, many species, including dinosaurs, faced extinction. But a furry beaver-like species actually survived and became top dog in the newly available environment.
Using Maiasaura fossil bones, researchers recently revealed the most detailed life history of any dinosaur known.
Shellfish deposits have been used to determine Pangea's ancient climate. This could help scientists predict future climate changes.
The earliest North American coral species that reappeared following the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction were found at New York Canyon in Nevada. This sheds light on the corals' survival and recovery.
Giant killer lizards roamed Australia during the time early humans first arrived on the southern continent, say researchers who now have the 50,000 year old fossil bones to prove it.