paleontology
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.
Image of the Day: Four Eyes
Image of the Day: Four Eyes
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 3, 2018
Ancient monitor lizards had an extra set of “eyes” on top of their heads.
Image of the Day: Pterosaur Fossils
Image of the Day: Pterosaur Fossils
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 14, 2018
Paleontologists find fossils from at least seven species of the flying reptiles in Morocco.
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.
Paleoproteomics Opens a Window into the Past
Paleoproteomics Opens a Window into the Past
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2018
Researchers are looking to proteins to explore the biology of ancient organisms, from medieval humans all the way back to dinosaurs.
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: 99-Million-Year-Old Blood Sucker
Image of the Day: 99-Million-Year-Old Blood Sucker
The Scientist 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. 
The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees
The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees
Shawna Williams | Oct 24, 2017
Ancient fossils reveal how woodless trees got so big: by continuously ripping apart their xylem and knitting it back together.
Image of the Day: Fangaroo
Image of the Day: Fangaroo
The Scientist 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.