An extinct arthropod, Fuxianhuia protensa, from the Cambrian period, had a sophisticated heart and blood vessel system.
For more than a decade, anthropologists have debated the age of an Australopithecus fossil called 'Little Foot.' Continue reading →
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.
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