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.
Some 555 million years ago, this worm-like animal with a mouth and butt tunneled through the seafloor, originating the body plan that gave rise to humans and most other animals.
The ancient structure, a complete circle of bones from more than 60 mammoths, could have been used in rituals and for shelter.
The trippy "dunes" were identified in a largely unexplored region of Earth's atmosphere, and we'd have to send a spacecraft up to understand how they form.
The TESS spacecraft spotted its first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a star, as well as its first circumbinary planet detection.
Parvimico materdei lived about 18 million years ago in what is now the Peruvian Amazon.
Lithoredo abatanica, a very weird shipworm found in a river in the Philippines, represents both a new species and genus.
Permafrost thaw is causing a surge of incredible paleontological discoveries. It’s also one of the most dangerous byproducts of the climate crisis.
The millipede is only 8.2 millimeters long, making it an “an extreme case of miniaturization.”
K2-288Bb is located 226 light years away.
Astronomers have been looking for exoplanets around Barnard’s Star for decades. Now, they’ve finally spotted one.
There may be more starless planets than stars in the Milky Way.