Some of the planet's earliest known creatures had no trouble multiplying, even though their sex lives could be described in one word: non-existent.
About 425 million years ago, a sneaky worm-like parasite invaded a crustacean before the two were fossilized together in the limestone.
Gold is a precious metal associated with power and privilege, two virtues that historically have had absolutely nothing to do with mining or the gold trade.
Coins and jewelry from the time of Alexander the Great have been found by hikers in a stalactite filled cave in northern Israel. Continue reading →
A once-thriving Mesoamerican metropolis dried up about 1,000 years ago when below-average rainfall triggered centuries-long droughts.
The earliest known horned dinosaur from North America was not exactly kissable, given its spiky cheekbones and sharp beak. Continue reading →
An ancient Roman pond, surrounded by bits of Roman pottery, garbage pits and even a bronze fingernail cleaner, was unearthed in southern England.
The stark, barren landscape of Banks Island in Canada has yielded more than 8,000 shark teeth that date back millions of years.
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