1. Fossils

    Scientists Say: Paleontology

    This is the study of prehistoric life based on fossils of microbes, plants, and animals found in rock.

  2. Fossils

    A flexible bone that aids mammals in chewing arose during the Jurassic

    A flexible bony structure that helps with chewing may have helped give rise to the Age of Mammals, a new fossil suggests.

  3. Animals

    Ancient crocodiles may have preferred chomping plants, not meat

    Fossil teeth of ancient crocodilians suggest that some ate plants and that such green diets evolved in crocs at least three times more than 60 million years ago.

  4. Earth

    Reliving the last day of the dinosaurs

    The Chicxulub crater is helping reveal what happened on the day a 12-kilometer-wide asteroid slammed into the Gulf of Mexico, 66 million years ago.

  5. Fossils

    This tiny dinosaur is officially T. rex’s cousin

    A newly identified dinosaur species fills a gap in the tyrannosaur family tree.

  6. Fossils

    Paleontologists find the first fossilized egg inside an ancient bird

    For the first time, paleontologists have found an unlaid egg inside an ancient bird fossil. That egg may have caused its mother’s death.

  7. Fossils

    Mini tyrannosaur fills big evolutionary gap

    A newfound dinosaur named “omen of doom” fills a gap in tyrannosaur evolution. It helps to narrow when the group sized up.

  8. 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.

  9. Fossils

    This robot shows how an ancient creature might have walked

    Scientists used fossils, footprints, a computer models and a life-sized walking robot to find out how an ancient creature moved.

  10. Fossils

    These fuzz-covered flying reptiles had catlike whiskers

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

  11. Fossils

    A skeleton named ‘Little Foot’ causes big debate

    New studies suggest a fossil hominid called Little Foot belongs to the species Australopithecus prometheus. Other scientists question whether such a species exists.

  12. Fossils

    T. rex pulverized bones with an incredible amount of force

    Tyrannosaurus rex’s powerful bite and remarkably strong teeth helped the dinosaur crush bones.