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September 29, 2017
Feeling old? DNA supports an early evolution of our species
A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a lot older than scientists had shown.
September 25, 2017
After 66 million years, creature wins state dinosaur honor
It took about 66 million years, but a duck-billed creature has finally won recognition as California's state dinosaur. Gov.
August 31, 2017
Dig that discovery! Triceratops fossil unearthed in Colorado
A dinosaur fossil has been discovered in Colorado by construction workers. The bones and skull of a triceratops were found ...
August 16, 2017
Neutron beams, x-rays reveal more about T. rex relative
Researchers at a top U.S. laboratory announced Tuesday that they have produced the highest resolution scan ever done of the ...
August 09, 2017
Meet the new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs: Patagotitan
A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look ...
August 06, 2017
Big, toothy fish found in Nevada chomped prey like sharks
A fossil found in northeastern Nevada shows a newly discovered fish species that scientists believe looked, and ate, like a ...
August 03, 2017
Scientists ID tiny prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines
Long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, a bizarre creature with a Venus flytrap-like head swam the seas. Scientists have ...
July 20, 2017
10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil in desert
A boy's misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder. Ten-year-old Jude Sparks was on a ...
July 15, 2017
Toxins in water under Tennessee power plant causing alarm
Memphis residents are as proud of their sweet-tasting water as their barbecue and blues. The water — drawn from the Memphis ...
June 07, 2017
This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco
How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years. The bones, ...
June 02, 2017
LA tunnel diggers find bone of ancient giant sloth
Crews digging a tunnel for a new Los Angeles train line have found the remains of an ancient giant sloth. The Metropolitan ...
May 22, 2017
'Winged' snake species from 5 million years ago discovered
A new species of snake that lived roughly 5 million years ago has been discovered at a fossil site in Tennessee. A study ...
May 09, 2017
Scientists in South Africa reveal more on human-like species
A species belonging to the human family tree whose remnants were first discovered in a South African cave in 2013 lived ...
April 26, 2017
Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says
A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought — more than ...