About 150 million years ago, a long-necked sauropod came down with a respiratory infection. The rest is history...or is it?
The brain of an ancient bird offers clues to the survival of its modern-day relatives.
Discovering fossilized insects is difficult, but a new find suggests a unique place to look.
The 'Monkeydactyl' was a flying reptile that evolved highly specialized adaptations in the Mesozoic Era.
The lush biodiversity of South America's rainforests is rooted in one of the most cataclysmic events that ever struck Earth.
Fossils of ancient creatures doing anything are rare. This one is absolutely unique.
While other factors exist, sexual prowess appears to have helped determine the role of Protoceratops frills.
Rocks from two hundred million years ago show us how everything died and how nothing is new.
A rare titanosaur embryo was discovered with its skull preserved in 3 dimensions.
"You dream about these kinds of moments when you're a kid," said lead paleontologist David Schmidt.
Fossils depicting animals in action are very rare.
A recent analysis of a 76-million-year-old Centrosaurus apertus fibula confirmed that dinosaurs suffered from cancer, too.
The impact might have triggered the Ice Age.
Manly Bands wanted to improve on mens' wedding bands. Mission accomplished.
Batrachopus grandis, an ancient crocodylomorph, may have chased down land prey on its own two feet.
These Jurassic predators resorted to cannibalism when hit with hard times, according to a deliciously rare discovery.
You think you've had a day where everything that went wrong could? T-Rex has you beat.
Researchers think they know how a group of ancient sloths, who died thousands of years ago in Ecuador, met their untimely end.
Why did the dinosaurs go extinct? Because they didn't have a space program.
Non-avian dinosaurs were thought terrestrially bound, but newly unearthed fossils suggest they conquered prehistoric waters, too.
The Sahara is a harsh environment today. It used to be much, much, worse.
From the mid-19th century, fossils were used as evidence for continental drift – but mainstream scientists didn't buy it until the 1950s.
Scientists discovered footprints made by some of the largest creatures ever to walk the Earth.
With lizard-like eyes and sharp teeth, this strange creature was likely smaller than your thumb.
The oldest known cave-dwelling arthropods have been discovered preserved in amber.
A new dinosaur species related to Tyrannosaurs found in Canada.
A head built for meat-eating.
Dinosaurs never left Earth, but they still traveled millions of miles through the Milky Way galaxy.
An unexpectedly revealing find in Mongolia solves a longstanding riddle.
It's strange to think that something that died 76m years ago plays a role in modern ecosystems, but life is opportunistic.