Scientists announced yesterday in the journal Current Biology that they have found an entire chunk of a feathered dinosaur tail trapped in amber – feathers, flesh, bone and all.
By Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American
A newly discovered fossil from Greenland may represent the oldest known evidence of life on earth and could guide the search for life on moons or others planets in our solar system.
By Harry Zahn
The "Lucy" skeleton has reshaped our understanding of human evolution, but no one has ever been able to explain how she died -- until now.
By Courtney Norris
A new species of dolphin has spent the last 65 years hiding at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
By Lora Strum
By Nsikan Akpan
X-ray scans of a 305-million-year old fossil have unlocked a new chapter in the spider origin story.
Paleontologists have discovered an ancient human relative in South Africa thanks to a tricky cave diving excavation that recovered close to 1,550 fossils buried 100 feet underground.
By Colleen Shalby
Hey, four-eyes. No, not you with your glasses perched on your nose. I’m talking to Daddy Longlegs over there, hiding in the corner. Turns out, a 305-million-year-old fossil has revealed an eye-opening truth about our eight-legged friend’s ancestors: they had…
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By PBS NewsHour
Fossils of tiny humans found on the Pacific island of Palau have fanned the flames of contention over whether another skeleton, discovered several years ago on the nearby island Flores, represents a new species of human.
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