But the findings are not without their fair share of critics.
Tracking the Cambrian Explosion, when the oceans first filled with complex animal life.
New species get identified and named every year, even though you've probably never heard of them.
A paleontologist walks us through the details of the case.
How to condense a 10,000 year cooking time into 24 hours.
Don't smash up ancient fossils (and other manners you should mind).
Plus a heaping portion of decayed wood for fiber.
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
1.6 billion years of flora
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Uncover your inner paleontologist
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Meteorites could carry fossils between worlds, says new research
A California high school student discovered the 6-foot-long baby Parasaurolophus fossil, nicknamed Joe.
Want to see history? You could go to a museum--or you could go to the zoo and check out these animals that haven't changed for tens of millions of years.
Meet Megaconus mammaliaformis, a furry proto-mammal and, in the words of one researcher, "your great-great-grand uncle 165 million years removed."
South African fossils push the rise of oxygen and life on land to hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought.
Recovered from sedimentary rock strata deposited in an ancient Chinese lake roughly 55 million years ago, Archicebus achilles provides a key link in the history of human evolution.
A large Mongolian dinosaur fossil, subject of a legal battle last year, is now finally free to return to its home country. How will it get there?
Could sulfur-based microbes live on Mars?
How we covered the Scopes Monkey Trial, the discovery of Java Man, the Piltdown Man hoax, and milestones in the history of evolutionary theory
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
Popular Science's fifth annual survey of just how bad it gets
Thousands of prehistoric tracks are clustered in less than an acre of Western desert