fossils

tech-science

This 40,000-Year-Old Wolf Head Was Found in Siberian Permafrost

Permafrost thaw is causing a surge of incredible paleontological discoveries. It’s also one of the most dangerous byproducts of the climate crisis.
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
tech-science

Scientists Find One-Billion-Year-Old Fungus In the Canadian Arctic

The newly identified fungus is about 600 million years older than any other fungi in the fossil record.
Becky Ferreira
5.22.19
Science

Teen Finds Second Mastodon Fossil on Iowa Farm in 30 Years

The owners of the property want to keep their identities and location hidden for fear of fossil hunters.
Rob Dozier
5.16.19
tech-science

This Bird Went Extinct and Then Evolved Into Existence Again

"We know of no other example in rails, or of birds in general, that demonstrates this phenomenon so evidently.”
Becky Ferreira
5.9.19
Motherboard

This Preserved Millipede Lived 99 Million Years Ago Alongside Dinosaurs

The millipede is only 8.2 millimeters long, making it an “an extreme case of miniaturization.”
Becky Ferreira
5.2.19
Motherboard

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."
Becky Ferreira
4.24.19
Motherboard

Paleontologists Identify the World's Largest Tyrannosaurus Rex

"Scotty" weighed about 20,000 pounds and lived longer than any other known tyrannosaur, according to University of Alberta paleontologists.
Becky Ferreira
3.25.19
fossils

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.
Sarah Emerson
3.6.19
ANIMALS

‘Dynasties’ Is a Timely Reminder That People Are the Worst Animals

The new show voiced by Sir David Attenborough documents the trajectories of animal life in an almost Shakespearean way.
John Saward
1.25.19
Motherboard

This Ancient Insect Is Preserved Inside an Iridescent Opal

The bug might have been trapped in amber that became “opalized” over millions of years.
Becky Ferreira
1.25.19
marsupial lion

Australia's Ancient 'Marsupial Lion' Was Absolutely Terrifying

Scientists reconstructed the first full skeleton of the marsupial lion, which was like a lion, koala, and Tasmanian devil wrapped up in a bodyslam.
Becky Ferreira
12.13.18
dinosaurs

What This Rare Skull Tells Us About Dinosaur Parenting

Some dinosaurs nurtured their offspring, but Diplodocus kids were likely left to fend for themselves as soon as they hatched.
Becky Ferreira
10.11.18
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