Possible sister species of snow leopard roamed Himalayas 6 million years ago
Sea-floor mats of microbes left their calling cards at the far end of deep time
Clues to whether snakes first evolved underground or underwater come from the anatomy of their inner ears.
Horses and other animals have shrunk during past periods of global warming
Ancient species twice as long as today's odd creature
The most complete early Homo skull ever found, from Dmanisi, Georgia, gives our genus a new look.
Amazingly complete ancient skull is changing researchers’ views of human origins
Hard parts of ancient eel-like creatures weren’t teeth after all
Odd ancient creatures with claws on their heads are kin to spiders
New fossils reveal origins of rolling behavior
Well-studied skeleton cast in new light thanks to fleshed-out fossil record
These diverse fish may have crossed oceans to spread to new sites
Study of arthropods estimates the speed of “big bang” in Earth’s diversity
Sets record for DNA recovered outside the Arctic
A study of DNA from prehistoric pigs suggests that when Near Eastern farmers moved into Europe about 8500 years ago, native fisher-folk may have adopted the newcomers' custom of keeping domesticated pigs
160-million-year-old animal was an agile plant shredder
Pointy structures served a variety of functions, just like our modern choppers
A new computer model may hold the key to what makes Earth's ice ages wax and wane.
Meet Megaconus, a strange relative of early mammals
Researchers say they have unearthed the remains of a strange substance known as ambergris
New explanation of why creatures in freshwater ecosystems largely survived the impact that wiped out the dinosaurs
Expansion of the Panama Canal has opened up sections of the seaway to salvage paleontology; fossil finds are bringing this cradle of biodiversity into sharper focus.
Some sauropods replaced their teeth every few weeks
Triceratops relative may have been the raging bull of his day
Large herbivores could co-exist because they divided up their ecosystem’s bounty
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