The dinosaur bones at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History now boast new accommodations. After a four-year, $125 million renovation, the Hall of Fossils now features state-of-the-art technology and new exhibits housing more than 700 specimens. As William…
By William Brangham, Kira Wakeam
The announcement of a new species of ancient human (more correctly hominin) from the Philippines will cause a lot of head-shaking among anthropologists and archaeologists.
By Darren Curnoe, The Conversation
An international team of botanists has achieved the best reconstruction to date of an ancestral flower.
By Mario Vallejo-Marin, The Conversation
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 Courtney Norris
The "Lucy" skeleton has reshaped our understanding of human evolution, but no one has ever been able to explain how she died -- until now.
A new species of dolphin has spent the last 65 years hiding at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
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.
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