The Biden administration is restoring full protection to three national monuments that President Trump sought to cut down drastically.
Ever since moviegoers saw the first ‘Jurassic Park,’ millions have wondered if scientists could make a dinosaur in the lab.
These giant predators are helping solve the mystery of Earth’s cooling shift some 50 million years ago.
New analysis of Anglo-Saxon skulls suggests that being an Anglo-Saxon was a matter of language and culture, and not genetics.
Using remnants of fossilized trees, scientists and an artist figured out what the forest looked like long before humans existed.
By looking at the eye bones and ear canals of extinct dinosaurs, researchers show that a small ancient predator likely hunted at night and had senses as good as a modern barn owl.
Using the incredible wealth of fossil data and a modern ecological theory, researchers estimated population density for the extinct apex predator.
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A reconstruction of a dinosaur’s back passage reveals it may have been used for visual communication.
The research shows that 2 million years ago humans were not constrained technologically and already had the capacity to expand their geographic range.
Our study on weird ancient marine animals called radiodonts supports the idea that vision played a crucial role during the Cambrian Explosion, a rapid burst of evolution about 500 million years ago.
One avian track, probably made by a large gull or a small goose, was found in sediments that have been dated to about 400,000 years. That makes it the oldest avian track reported from southern Africa.
Our new research has discovered how a series of volcanic eruptions 233 million years ago fundamentally changed life on Earth.
A very early mammal ancestor is one of the most recent discoveries at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia. This new finding sheds further light on theories of mammalian evolution.
The footprints of over 20 different prehistoric people, pressed into volcanic ash thousands of years ago in Tanzania, show possible evidence for sexual division of labor in this ancient community.
This ancient cat-sized animal lived millions of years ago and had features not found in any of today’s mammals.
The skull of Oculudentavis, found encased in amber, provides new clues into the transition from dinosaurs to birds and may be smallest of either ever found.
The analysis suggests that there was a mass extinction event at the time of the end-Permian, on land - and that it happened at the same time as the marine end-Permian extinction.
Dinosaurs are malleable beasts: so much so that their constant reshaping has often been driven by cultural and political trends.
The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs sparked global firestorms. On land, only creatures that could evade fire survived