Researchers are suggesting that some dinosaurs likely survived the mysterious mass extinction of the Earth's prehistoric giant lizards because they had shrunk. Theropods, the dinosaur lineage that experts believe was the precursor to modern birds, were likely the only dinosaurs to shrink over time, according to a recent study.
Researchers have just begun scouring through a massive collection of ancient amber, already finding some amazing things including the discovery of a 20-million-year-old sample of a locust that could fill an evolutionary gap in the fossil records.
Computerized tomography (CT) scans have revealed clues of the terrifying last moments of two baby mammoths' deaths. The conclusions that can be drawn from these scans are detailed in a recent study.
A controversial theory about prehistoric North America - that an impact by an extraterrestrial object 12,800 years ago triggered a cold spell that killed off mammoths and devastated early human populations - has been debunked.
Ever wondered how a turtle gets its shell? They are one of the most unique animals as they form a shell on the outside of their bodies through a fusion of modified ribs, vertebrae and shoulder girdle bones. However, scientists have been left dumbfounded for more than two centuries as to how and when did the turtle's shell originated.
A team of Japanese and Brazilian scientists say they may have discovered part of the earth's original continent off the coast of Brazil that existed before the Americas, Africa, Europe and other major land masses drifted apart.
Scientists announced new research on Friday which linked the abrupt disappearance of half of earth's species 200 million years ago to a precisely dated set of gigantic volcanic eruptions.
In a first, scientists have found clear evidence suggesting that cheese was made more than 7,000 years ago in Northern Europe.