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The riddle of the upside-down dinosaurs

Fossil fans may remember that earlier this year, a newly discovered armoured giant named Borealopelta made a big splash as one of the best-preserved...

15-million-year-old baby whale fossil reveals ancient

A close second look at a fossil has revealed a previously unknown breeding ground for an extinct whale, and potentially sheds light on how...

110 million-year-old dinosaurs spiky armor may have been status symbol

The exceptionally preserved armored dinosaur fossil was discovered by a miner in northern Alberta, Canada  The bone plates closer to its tail were...

How Humans Evolved: Prehistoric Fish Fossil Holds Clues About Our Skulls

A 400-million-year-old fossil of a human ancestor has clues for scientists about how our species evolved, but it’s not the kind of fossil you...

Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at work

Newly-described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an 'evolutionary hangover' managed to escape them. Researchers have described...

Prehistoric shark remains found near Peru lake

The fossil was unearthed at the paleontological site of Imarrucos, northwest of Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, said the ministry.