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By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
In the rugged and remote canyons of Southern Utah, scientists say they've barely scratched the surface of discoveries that can reach back millions of years, or shed light on the last 10,000 years of human history. But their work in…
By Jeffrey Brown
What has flippers like a penguin, a neck like a swan and a posture like a duck? It’s the newly discovered Halszkaraptor escuilliei or “Halszka”– a bizarre, semi-aquatic dinosaur with a collage of features never seen in any other prehistoric…
By Rashmi Shivni
A treasure trove of ancient eggs reveals how flying reptiles called pterosaurs developed in infanthood and how parents took care of their young.
Climate change is starving out Madagascar's greater bamboo lemur, a study published Thursday reports in Current Biology.
By Nsikan Akpan
A pair of 99 million-year-old fossils reveal Cretaceous baby birds with finger claws and adultlike feathers.
X-ray scans of a 305-million-year old fossil have unlocked a new chapter in the spider origin story.
By PBS NewsHour
Starting this weekend, visitors to New York's American Museum of Natural History can get close up view of what scientists believe may be the biggest creature to have ever walked the earth. The discovery represents huge gains for modern paleontology.
By Andrew Mach
The biggest creature to ever walk the surface of the earth invaded New York City’s American Museum of Natural History on Friday—a dinosaur species so new that it hasn’t even been named, with a skeleton so big that it doesn’t…
By News Desk
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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