Image of the Day: Bear Bones
Image of the Day: Bear Bones
Modern brown bears carry DNA from extinct cave bears that lived during the Ice Age.
Image of the Day: Bear Bones
Image of the Day: Bear Bones

Modern brown bears carry DNA from extinct cave bears that lived during the Ice Age.

Modern brown bears carry DNA from extinct cave bears that lived during the Ice Age.

paleontology
Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom
Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 22, 2018
Genetic analysis of a bone fragment reveals the girl’s mixed ancestry 90,000 years ago. 
Image of the Day: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Image of the Day: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 22, 2018
By reevaluating a fossil species, researchers have developed a new theory for the lemur colonization of Madagascar.  
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: Velvet Worm
Image of the Day: Velvet Worm
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 14, 2018
Researchers have recently identified a many-legged invertebrate from the Silurian period.
Oldest Evidence of Terrestrial Life on a Young Earth
Oldest Evidence of Terrestrial Life on a Young Earth
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 23, 2018
Microbes were living on land as early as 3.22 billion years ago, fossilized rocks show, 500 million years earlier than previously documented.
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: Fat Friendly
Image of the Day: Fat Friendly
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 13, 2018
The oldest-known ice mummy consumed high amounts of fat.
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Shawna Williams | Jul 11, 2018
The dating of stone tools in China puts members of the Homo genus there more than 2 million years ago.
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Catherine Offord | Jul 5, 2018
European settlers likely wiped out these ancient dogs, but the animals seem to have left a lasting legacy in a transmissible canine cancer.