Earthquakes can cook dead plants and algae trapped in a fault, similar to how organic material transforms over eons into oil.
Two dinosaur fossils discovered side-by-side in Montana failed to sell in New York, despite projections that they would break auction records.
The earliest known big cat lived in what is now China between 5.9 million and 4.1 million years ago, newfound fossils of the ancient prowler suggest.
A fossilized tomatillo, still in its papery shell, is the earliest fruit from the tomato family ever found in South America.
A blood-engorged mosquito fossil is the first of its kind ever found in a shale rock, as opposed to amber.
The fossilized jaw of a pint-size primate that lived about 35 million years ago in Asia has been unearthed in Thai coal mines.
Fossil evidence provides clues into cold cases that are millions of years old.
The formation of mountains 450 million years ago may have allowed invasive species to storm the continent that gave rise to North America.
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