As human civilization drives more animals to extinction, extreme sizes will likely become the new norm.
People, with their constant debating and conflicts over leadership, do not give rise to the most powerful, effective rulers in the animal kingdom.
Tiny organs, fur, spines and a fungal hair infection are still intact in a Cretaceous Era fossil.
The ancient mammal used its long snout like a vacuum cleaner, pulling up food from the heavily vegetated shoreline.
The new species was found in a remote mountainous area on the island of Sulawesi.
Once a ghostly disaster zone, the area is beginning to resemble a nature preserve, researchers find.
The asteroid and volcanoes that did in the dinos was no match for a family of super tough beaver-like mammals.
Tiny structures in well-preserved remains point the way to an animal's pigment.
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