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Image of the Day
Photos of the Year
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 24, 2017
From a plastic-munching coral to see-through frogs, here are
’s favorite images from 2017.
Image of the Day: Sea Dinosaur
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 15, 2017
Palaeontologists have discovered the oldest fossil evidence to date for small, stiff-necked, sea-dwelling reptiles.
Image of the Day: 99-Million-Year-Old Blood Sucker
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 13, 2017
Scientists have found the oldest known specimen of a blood-sucking insect together with the remains of its host.
Image of the Day: Ice Age Horse
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 29, 2017
Scientists have identified a new genus of extinct horse that lived in North America during the last ice age.
Image of the Day: Fangaroo
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 19, 2017
Fanged kangaroos in Australia were thought to have gone extinct 15 million years ago, but new evidence suggests they were around for at least 5 million more years.
Image of the Day: Fossil Guts
Staff | Sep 25, 2017
Scientists unearthed an intact, fossilized digestive organ of a 500-million-year-old trilobite—a prehistoric relative of the horseshoe crab.
Image of the Day: 100-Million-Year-Old Flower
Staff | Sep 21, 2017
Scientists think dinosaurs brushed these ancient flowers into pools of tree resin, creating fossils preserved in amber.
Image of the Day: Ancient Traces
Staff | Sep 13, 2017
Scientists uncovered 500-million-year-old fossilized burrows, up to 600 microns in diameter, made by one of the world’s first freely moving animals.
Ancient Sugar Molecule Could Timestamp Human Evolution
Aggie Mika | Sep 12, 2017
In animal fossils dating back millions of years, researchers detect traces of a glycan once synthesized by ancestral human lineages.
Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem
David Moscato | Sep 8, 2017
High-profile cases of poached fossils shine a light on the black market for paleontological specimens—and how scientists and governments are trying to stop it.