Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
The blue lagoons of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin provide a glimpse into the planet’s ancient past.
Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert

The blue lagoons of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin provide a glimpse into the planet’s ancient past.

The blue lagoons of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin provide a glimpse into the planet’s ancient past.

Jurassic
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: Dino Tracks
Image of the Day: Dino Tracks
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 12, 2018
A combination of analysis techniques including 3-D models and false-color depth maps allow researchers to study tridactyl dinosaur tracks in Switzerland.
Dinosaur Footprints Give Clues to Middle Jurassic
Dinosaur Footprints Give Clues to Middle Jurassic
Ashley Yeager | Apr 3, 2018
One hundred seventy million years ago, sauropods and theropods trekked across what is now Scotland’s Isle of Skye.
Feathered Dino <em>Archaeopteryx</em> Probably Flew Like a Pheasant
Feathered Dino Archaeopteryx Probably Flew Like a Pheasant
Ashley Yeager | Mar 13, 2018
High-tech imaging of the Jurassic creature’s humerus and ulna bones reveals it flapped its wings to evade predators.
Image of the Day: Ancient Moth Wings
Image of the Day: Ancient Moth Wings
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 12, 2018
The 200-million-year-old fossils, the earliest found of lepidopterans, show characteristics of extant moths.
Image of the Day: Sea Dinosaur 
Image of the Day: Sea Dinosaur 
The Scientist 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: Messy Eater
Image of the Day: Messy Eater
The Scientist Staff | Jul 6, 2017
The Jurassic predator Razanandrongobe sakalavae used its colossal, ragged teeth to rip through the muscles and bones of its prey. 
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.