Fossilized Lipids Confirm <em>Dickinsonia</em> as One of the Earliest Animals
Fossilized Lipids Confirm Dickinsonia as One of the Earliest Animals
An analysis of organic material from 500-million-year-old fossils upholds the theory that the mysterious creatures were early forms of animal life.
Fossilized Lipids Confirm Dickinsonia as One of the Earliest Animals
Fossilized Lipids Confirm Dickinsonia as One of the Earliest Animals

An analysis of organic material from 500-million-year-old fossils upholds the theory that the mysterious creatures were early forms of animal life.

An analysis of organic material from 500-million-year-old fossils upholds the theory that the mysterious creatures were early forms of animal life.

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Image of the Day: Hanger-On
Image of the Day: Hanger-On
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 29, 2018
Newly identified species of fossilized parasitic wasps were found inside their hosts.
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Abby Olena | Aug 16, 2018
A 99-million-year-old beetle preserved in amber alongside grains of pollen likely pollinated prehistoric plants.
Image of the Day: Snakes Alive
Image of the Day: Snakes Alive
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 19, 2018
Scientists have found the 99-million-year-old remains of a baby snake.
Image of the Day: Bird Braincase
Image of the Day: Bird Braincase
The Scientist Staff | May 4, 2018
Newly discovered fossils shed light on the structure of the feeding apparatus of ancient seabirds.
<em>Homo Sapiens</em> Fossil Pushes Back Date of Human Migration from Africa
Homo Sapiens Fossil Pushes Back Date of Human Migration from Africa
Jim Daley | Apr 9, 2018
An 88,000-year-old finger bone places human ancestors in Arabia earlier than previously believed.
Image of the Day: Primordial Sculpture
Image of the Day: Primordial Sculpture
The Scientist Staff | Sep 20, 2017
This lifelike replica of the one-centimeter, 500-million-year-old arthropod Agnostus pisiformis was reconstructed from the animal’s ancient fossils.
Image of the Day: Wait For It
Image of the Day: Wait For It
The Scientist Staff | May 17, 2017
A current moved this prehistoric ammonite’s lifeless shell across the seafloor, producing an almost 28-foot-long fossilized scratch. 
From Smugglers to Scientists: New Dino Species Described
From Smugglers to Scientists: New Dino Species Described
Erin Hare | May 9, 2017
The infamous "Baby Louie" embryo is a giant oviraptorosaur fossil from China that resembled a gargantuan bird.
Image of the Day: Bygone Blood Cells
Image of the Day: Bygone Blood Cells
The Scientist Staff | Apr 10, 2017
These fossilized red blood cells (right), found in an ancient, blood-engorged Amblyomma tick (left), likely belonged to primates.