Enjoy being alive? Thank these fossilized shrooms.
Keeping everything outside the body seems like a strange choice.
But one thing's for sure: This creature of the deep has an incredible memory.
Our history is complicated. Our pre-history, even more so.
Sometimes, early life was profoundly weird.
A complete skull of an ancient infant primate was found in northern Kenya
These possible Homo sapiens help confirm humanity's history.
The puzzling fossil is intermediate in size between two species
“Piltdown Man” bones created by amateur archeologist
Homo naledi had small brains but human-like traits, upending the fossil record
Uncover your inner paleontologist
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.
South African fossils push the rise of oxygen and life on land to hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought.
What if they were purple polka-dotted?
New evidence settles a troubling discrepancy in the timeline of events that led to Earth's last great mass extinction.
Our ancestors evolved from "Jurassic Mother"
How we covered the Scopes Monkey Trial, the discovery of Java Man, the Piltdown Man hoax, and milestones in the history of evolutionary theory
Scientists re-estimate the age of a group of human ancestors, leaving them out in the cold
A new day, a new paleontological discovery, a new SciKu (and a video)
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
These mysterious creatures exist today more or less unevolved from the forms they had hundreds of millions of years ago