Brian Switek

All Stories by Brian Switek

  1. Animals

    A new fossil shows how hagfish went back to basics

    A new fossil hagfish shows these animals aren’t as primitive as researchers had assumed.

  2. Fossils

    Bones show ancient marine reptile was a big baby

    A new study of a rare baby plesiosaur reveals that these marine reptiles were huge at birth, then continued to grow speedily.

  3. Fossils

    These fuzz-covered flying reptiles had catlike whiskers

    New fossils are changing the look of ancient flying reptiles called pterosaurs.