Hybrid animals emere when two different species from the same family reproduce. For many years, the kunga’s lineage was just another genetic mystery.
A study describes how researchers conducted the first successful DNA sequencing on ancient Egyptian mummies.
What was this mammoth tusk doing on the ocean floor 150 miles from land?
Bears, chimps, or humans? A track of five poorly preserved footsteps at Laetoli has puzzled paleontologists for decades. Now, a research paper from Nature claims to have solved the mystery.
Purely physical and chemical processes can deceive us into thinking that life is present, when it actually is not.
Missing link? More like the weakest link.
Fittingly, the skull was found in the Rising Star cave of South Africa, itself located at a site known to UNESCO as the Cradle of Mankind.
Though these ancient settlers of China were culturally cosmopolitan, their DNA turns out to have been completely distinct from the communities with which they interacted.
A recent discovery pushes back the date on when dinosaurs first engaged in social behavior.
The findings include signs of flash flooding that carried huge boulders downstream into the lakebed.
Long assumed to be a devoted vegetarian, ancient sloths were fine with some meat.
The microscopic tardigrades are an elusive species. Fossils are rare, but each new find adds a piece to their unsolved evolutionary puzzle.
Our ancestral cousins far more intelligent than we credit them for, and they did things most of us cannot.
Fossilized footprints found at an excavation site in southwest New Mexico prove humans colonized the continent much earlier than previously thought.
Yet another ocean monster has been discovered.
It walked enough miles to nearly circle the Earth twice.
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.
In 1933, the skull of a 50-year-old male of the Homo longi species was found in China, puzzling researchers.
A school lesson leads to more precise measurements of the extinct megalodon shark, one of the largest fish ever.
Mastodons, rhinos, and even camels — all in the great state of California.
The 'Monkeydactyl' was a flying reptile that evolved highly specialized adaptations in the Mesozoic Era.
A recent study analyzed the skulls of early Homo species to learn more about the evolution of primate brains.
About 359 million years ago, at the end of the last phase of the Devonian period, there was a mass extinction event or series of events. An estimated 70 to […]
555-million-year-old oceanic creatures share genes with today's humans, finds a new study.