Scientists have discovered that a single-celled organism, a descendant of some of the earliest living creatures on Earth, is able to colonize a meteorite, growing and synthesizing nutrients. Their experiment,
Due to a lack of fossil records, the early evolution of snakes has been a mystery, until now. Paleontologists have discovered new fossils of the prehistoric legged snake, Najash that has helped solve mystery
Quidditch ball-shaped fossils are just some of the many discoveries made by amateur archaeologist Aaron Smith. The medical student has found several fossils that date back to the Jurassic period on the
The legendary Bigfoot has long been thought of as the "missing link" between apes and humans. In a stunning discovery, scientists have unearthed new evidence of the so-called "original Bigfoot," a 10-foot
In a paper published in the journal Nature, a group of scientists used air trapped in the bubbles in ice as old as 2 million years to reconstruct levels of carbon-dioxide and methane in Earth's atmosphere.
Following July's powerful California earthquakes, a utility crew on a private road made a remarkable find: a 600-pound stone block encasing a fossil of a large torso that scientists believe probably dates
Paleontologists in Australia disovered a fossilized partial skeleton of a new pterosaur species that was able to fly across continents. The flying reptile had a 12-foot wingspan. Its fossil was found ironstone
There have been several mass extinction events during the planet's history, including the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, arguably the best known because of the death of the dinosaurs. Now, researchers
Life on Earth began almost 550 million years ago, with the Cambrian Explosion and since then, through the various periods along the geologic timeline, many species have come to exist and even went extinct.
The eruption devastated local Maya settlements and caused crop failures around the world. The ices of Greenland and Antarctica bear the fingerprints of a monster: a gigantic volcanic eruption in 539 or
(CNN) — A college student made the discovery of a lifetime on a recent paleontology dig when he unearthed a partial Triceratops skull. Harrison Duran, a fifth-year biology student at the University of