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Ancient forests that power the modern world
The ‘granddaddy’ of all early hominins walked on Earth a lot longer than we thought
To remain hidden, these beetles sparkle like jewels
This ancient predator had claws like rakes and a body like a spaceship
Four-legged whales once straddled land and sea
Megapixels: This fossilized spider’s eyes are still glowing 110 million years later
To understand fossils, scientists are baking their own
Millions of years ago, hollow trees literally tore themselves apart to grow
This adorable lil baby bird was perfectly preserved in amber for 99 million years
The oldest fossils of our species just got older