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Our four-legged ancestors evolved from sea to land astonishingly quickly
Paleontologists had to look beyond the fossil record to decipher this puzzle.
A fossilized egg laid by an extinct, human-sized turtle holds a rare jackpot
These turtles lived in the Cretaceous period and were wiped out with the dinosaurs.
The real Jurassic Park may have been in the Arctic
Carnivores and herbivores alike spent big chunks of time in modern-day Alaska.
This Australian behemoth is officially the largest dinosaur on the continent
The wait—and weight—was worth it.
See the dinosaur that changes how we think about ancient nightlife
Shuvuuia deserti fossils hint at owl-like senses, adapted to a different time.
This newly discovered dinosaur is called ‘the one who causes fear’ for a reason
You wouldn't want to be in this top predator's path.
The battle to save one of the planet’s best fossil preserves
Paleontologists and local activists took on a mining company at New Zealand's Foulden Maar. So, who won?
Were rocks on the menu for these ancient birds?
A deeper look at crystals pulled from a fossil’s stomach presents an intriguing counterargument.
A female hunter’s remains hint at more fluid gender roles in the early Americas
The 9,000-year-old remains of a woman were found buried with hunting tools in the Andes.
These prehistoric rodents were social butterflies
A species of tiny mammals that lived amongst the dinosaurs might have led highly gregarious lives.