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Ancient forests that power the modern world
Fossil fuels are, first and foremost, fossils.
The ‘granddaddy’ of all early hominins walked on Earth a lot longer than we thought
An evolved Homo erectus still lived in Indonesia around 100,000 years ago.
To remain hidden, these beetles sparkle like jewels
A prehistoric beetle got caught in a sticky situation. Millions of years later, it’s helping scientists understand the first flowers.
This ancient predator had claws like rakes and a body like a spaceship
It was a foot long back when most animals were smaller than your pinky.
Four-legged whales once straddled land and sea
Meet Peregocetus pacificus.
Megapixels: This fossilized spider’s eyes are still glowing 110 million years later
Courtesy of some spooky shale.
To understand fossils, scientists are baking their own
How to condense a 10,000 year cooking time into 24 hours.
Millions of years ago, hollow trees literally tore themselves apart to grow
Sometimes, early life was profoundly weird.
This adorable lil baby bird was perfectly preserved in amber for 99 million years
A Cretaceous-era cutie.
The oldest fossils of our species just got older
These possible Homo sapiens help confirm humanity's history.