These 54-Million-Year-Old Fly Eyes Are Preserved in Astounding Detail
The crane fly fossils upend theories about the structure of the most common visual organ in the animal kingdom.
Fossils of a 12-Foot-Tall, 1000-Pound Bird Found in Crimea
Pachystruthio dmanisensis was three times the size of modern ostriches.
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.
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.”
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."
‘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.
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.
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.
The Bizarre True Crime Story Surrounding a ‘Big Sexy Dinosaur’
Motherboard talks to Paige Williams, author of The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy.
The Paleontologist Who Finds Anthropocene Insights in the Dinosaur Age
Steve Brusatte explains how these spectacular bygone animals shaped our present, and how they can inform our future.
This Extinct Wolf-Sized Otter Demolished Prey With Its Forceful Bite
This 110-pound otter that lived 6 million years ago had a powerful bite, and was likely a top predator.
A 200-Million-Year Old Display Fossil Turns Out to Be a Rare Pregnant Specimen
The pregnant ocean predator from the Jurassic is the largest of her kind.