500-Million-Year-Old Worm ‘Superhighway’ Found Hidden in the Mountains
A fossilized ecosystem offers new evidence for life that once existed in seemingly uninhabitable places.
This Jelly’s Butthole Only Appears When It Poops
“No anus or anal pore in any other animal is like this.”
This Stunning 520-Million-Year-Old Fossil Is So Detailed, It Shows Single Nerves
The remains of Chengjiangocaris kunmingensis provide an unprecedented glimpse into the Cambrian nervous system.
This Spike-Covered Worm Shows Just How Strange Prehistoric Life Could Be
Just when you think the Cambrian period couldn’t get weirder.
Massive Spikes, Neck Tentacles, and Two Mouths: Hallucigenia, Everybody
This iconic Cambrian animal has generated decades of debate. Now, paleontologists are finally closing in on its mysteries.