Has Australia ever had even one normal animal?
In a first time ever event, researchers discovered a flower that was preserved in the middle of an explosive release of pollen.
Some of the mysterious prehistoric mounds known as "passage graves" were not merely tombs - they provided a way for our Stone Age ancestors to observe the movements of stars. In a sense, they are 6,000-year-old observatories.
Archeologists have stated that they have found the oldest glass factory in Israel. After excavation, it has been found that the glass factory dates back to the 4th Century A.D.
Computer simulations of the eating methods of the long-extinct ocean organism Tribrachidium had surprising findings about the more complex-than-thought eating methods of some 555 million years ago.
Around 73,000 years ago, the towering predecessor of the Fogo volcano - one of the most active in the world - collapsed. As a result, a unbelievably massive tsunami rippled across the Atlantic Ocean, washing its destructive force over islands that now boast over 250,000 human residents. Experts now wonder if such a disaster is more common than we'd like.
In the shallow seas around a place now known for its world-famous creative-writing program at the University of Iowa, an aggressive "sea scorpion," shunted through waves. More on it and its strange Paleozoic Era fellows, here.
Researchers recently discovered an ancient sea predator in a fossil-rich site in Iowa. They named the new species after a Greek warship.
Feathered fossils examined by Brown University researchers were found to hold vital pigment information about a bird-like dinosaur that died 150 million years ago.
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.
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.
Paleontologists have identified a very well-preserved fossil in China, of a jazzy predecessor to the 180 species of modern-day velvet worms.
There are lots of cold cases that have long eluded scientists, but now researchers may have found evidence of the world's oldest murder with puncture wounds in a prehistoric skull.
Check this guy out. Researchers recently took a close look at a 100 million year old cockroach specimen preserved in beautiful, transparent amber, and they are saying that it is part of a new family of long-extinct night-hunting cockroaches that were not all that different from today's praying mantids.