Millions of years ago, widespread volcano eruptions in eastern Australia buried entire forests. Today, these time capsules reveal stunningly fossilised plants.
A lizard fossil that was thought to be the best preserved ever has turned out to have fake skin.
Fossils suggest that as many as three abelisaurid species coexisted in Morocco around 66 million years ago.
For decades, the sandstone in central Australia yielded tantalising segments of some sort of fossil fish. Now, we have finally pieced together a complete picture of this remarkable species.
The Isle of Skye has a rich palaeontological heritage, so perhaps it’s no surprise scientists made an important discovery there.
While NASA rovers on the surface of Mars look for hints of life, researchers back on Earth are studying ‘echoes of life’ from ancient basins – hoping that the two sites might be similar.
What paleontologists had believed to be spiny fins turned out to be elongated jaws. New examination of fossils that were 365 million years old revealed a fish with a remarkable lower jaw.
Fossil traces of the oldest complex ecosystems are found in precious few locations worldwide, including Australia. Newly dated fossils from Wales now join the ranks.
What happened to the three-metre tall apes that once lived alongside orangutans? A new study suggests they were too slow to adapt to a changing world.
Some time between 1100 and 1700 AD, a Massospondylus bone was discovered and carried to a rock shelter in Lesotho.
Elephants can be viewed as geological engineers that create minor tectonic forces on the substrate they walk on.
A newly described fossil from South Australia is making waves in our understanding of where and when whales evolved titanic body sizes.
Impress your niece or nephew with these T rex facts.
New laboratory experiments add analytical rigour to the search for ancient biomolecules
Small holes in baby dinosaur bones add to the growing mass of evidence that the ancient creatures were warm-blooded and highly active.
Experts insist there is no scientific reason for allowing these fossils to travel to space.
Pollen can become preserved in sediment deposits over thousands, or even millions, of years.
The fossil record tells conflicting stories about what happened to flowering plants after the asteroid.
Reptiles don’t generally care for their offspring, but some pterosaurs may have bucked the trend.
Some footprints last thousands or even millions of years, preserved in sand that turned to rock.