Particles from outer space helped refine the age estimates of South African ancestors of humans.
Glacier melt due to climate change led researchers to 23 ithcyosaur fossils in Patagonia, including a 4 meter long fossil of a pregnant female.
“Those that we find in the Alps are really kind of ghosts,” said the study's lead author. “We know they are there. We know they're giant."
"It was just an amazing rainbow of autofluorescence," said the lead author of a study on the spider fossils.
Scientists present more evidence for the oldest known fossils on Earth, which could bolster the search for alien life.
The landmass existed 40 million years ago and may have facilitated the migration of Asian mammals into Europe.
With an eight-foot wingspan, the "spectacularly preserved" animal fills “a frustrating gap in the pterosaur record," reports a new study.
Sponges spotted a half a mile below the Arctic sea ice had researchers "jumping for joy" according to a study co-author.
The stunning discovery could push the history of animal life back by hundreds of millions of years.
Trace fossils reveal an “life and death struggle between predator and prey” that played in what is now Taiwan.
The site, where young prehistoric megasharks ate their fill to grow large, is the first ancient shark nursery in the U.S. to be confirmed with fossils.
“Words like ‘bone,’ ‘pubic,’ and ‘stream’ are frankly ridiculous to ban in a field where we regularly find pubic bones in streams,” one participant said of the filter, which organizers had to thwart.