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Feast your eyes on exquisite fossils from an ancient rainforest (and more)
Found in Australia, the bonanza of soft-bodied relics in rock dates back to the Miocene epoch.
Eastern Africa’s oldest human fossils are more ancient than we realized
Ash traced back to an Ethiopian volcano suggests the remains are at least 233,000 years old.
This 90-million-year-old crab had the eyes of a hunter
What had 10 legs and the eye of the tiger?
These ancient marine reptiles got very big, very fast
They left whales in the evolutionary dust.
How big did ancient millipedes get? Bigger than you’d like.
The accidental discovery is surprising in more ways than one.
This 120-million-year-old bird could stick out its tongue
Birds aren't mocking you when they stick out their tongue. A new fossil discovery gives clues to what the ancient behavior might mean.
This ancient mammoth tusk was found at the bottom of the Pacific
Researchers say it's one of the best-preserved tusks of its kind.
Ancient penis worms used protection on the seabed
The fleshy creatures were 'hermiting' even before hermit crabs.
When is a tooth a tusk? It’s surprisingly complex.
Tusks likely evolved many times among early mammals.
After 60 years, a mysterious Australian dinosaur just got downsized
Once thought to be a carnivore, the Prosauropoda looked very different after a 3D makeover.