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Apr 12, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
Living harvestmen, more commonly called daddy longlegs, have one pair of eyes. But that wasn't the case 304 million years ago.
Mar 12, 2014 07:50 AM ET // Laura Poppick, LiveScience
These now-extinct swimmers had highly dense bones that facilitated their transition from land to sea by helping them sink to seafloors to graze.
Mar 4, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A remarkable collection of Jurassic Era fossils from China also includes salamanders with their gills preserved. Continue reading →
Feb 26, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Laura Poppick, LiveScience
Dozens of fossilized whales, seals and other marine animals have been discovered piled up in an ancient tidal flat in northern Chile.
Feb 6, 2014 11:27 AM ET // Tim Wall
Five million years ago, before the Ice Ages, strange mammals resided along the Pacific coast near modern San Francisco. Continue reading →
Feb 4, 2014 11:30 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
A new look at a remarkable collection of fossils finds the animals died in a terrific volcanic eruption.
Jan 31, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Fossils for a scrappy, Italian canine that lived 2 million years ago are helping researchers to better understand the evolution of wolves and dogs.
Jan 15, 2014 08:24 AM ET // Tim Wall
The extinct 10-foot-tall, 1,200 pound ape, Gigantopithecus, may have died out after turning to fruit to replace dwindling bamboo. Continue reading →
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