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Karen Zusi | Sep 25, 2015
Fossil and genetic evidence indicates tooth enamel originated in the scales of ancient fish.
Kerry Grens | Aug 5, 2015
Deep-sea rangeomorphs that lived more than 540 million years ago used two methods of reproduction, according to a study of fossils.
Four-legged Snake Fossil Found
Bob Grant | Jul 27, 2015
Researchers discover an unprecedented paleontological relic that may just rewrite the book on snake evolution.
“Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found
Kerry Grens | Jul 20, 2015
A newly discovered relative of
had abundant plumage and birdlike wings.
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Fossil Traces Human Migration Out of Africa
Bob Grant | Jan 28, 2015
Scientists uncover early evidence of modern man’s movements from Africa into Europe—and of potential human-Neanderthal interbreeding.
Sizable Winged Dinosaur Found
Tracy Vence | Jul 17, 2014
Analysis of an approximately 125 million-year-old fossil found in China creates a new upper limit for microraptor size.
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 1, 2012
Fossilized fleas dating as far back as 165 million years provide clues of early flea evolution.
Whales Saved From Highway Project
Bob Grant | Nov 21, 2011
A team of paleontologists is racing to recover dozens of fossilized whale skeletons from the site of a road building excavation in northern Chile.
Mite Found on Ancient Spider
Tia Ghose | Nov 9, 2011
Using CT scanning, scientists were able to visualize a tiny mite hitching a ride on a 50-million-year old spider.