A Police Raid Uncovered an 'Unprecedented' Pterosaur Fossil
With its massive head crest and eight-foot wingspan, the pterosaur is one of the most “impressive” species in its family.
Scientists Have Finally Found a Dinosaur's Butthole, and It's Pooping
Scientists were able to describe the cloaca, which included a fossilized piece of dinosaur poo, in detail for the first time.
Scientists Discover 100-Million-Year-Old Sperm Preserved in Amber
A Cretaceous crustacean preserved in amber reveals new insights about “giant sperm.”
Antarctica Was a Lush Rainforest 90M Years Ago, Scientists Discover
An ancient sediment core revealed a shocking discovery: pollen and spores, indicating a long-lost rainforest that was shrouded in perpetual darkness for months at a time.
There’s a Lost Continent 1,000 Miles Under Europe
Scientists tracked down the last remnants of Greater Adria, an ancient Greenland-sized landmass.
Gemstone Miners Dug Up a 70-Million-Year-Old 'Sea Rex' Fossil
A company looking for precious ammonites found the fossils of a huge mosasaur instead.
90-Million-Year-Old 'Chimera' Crab Was An Animal Mashup
"We have an idea of what a typical crab looks like—and these new fossils break all those rules."
Researchers Have Found a 115 Million Year Old Mushroom
It’s the oldest mushroom in the world.
'Mud Dragon' Dinosaur Died an Awful Death at Tail-End of Cretaceous
This dinosaur’s bad luck turned out to be a boon for paleontologists.
Did Early Mammals Really Evolve Night Vision to Avoid Hungry Dinosaurs?
If you’re tiny, outnumbered, and have significantly smaller teeth, why compete when you can cleverly adapt instead?
What Wiped Out the Dinosaurs? Very, Very Bad Luck
An asteroid impact a few million years earlier or later, and we might still have dinosaurs.
The Largest Dinosaur Ever Unearthed May Not Actually Be the Largest
Either way, we're going to need a bigger museum.