New fossils and DNA analyses elucidate the remarkable evolutionary history of whales
The history of life is not necessarily progressive; it is certainly not predictable. The earth's creatures have evolved through a series of contingent and fortuitous events
Fish-shaped reptiles called ichthyosaurs reigned over the oceans for as long as dinosaurs roamed the land, but only recently have paleontologists discovered why these creatures were so successful
The world's fourth-largest island divulges fossils that could revolutionize scientific views on the origins of dinosaurs and mammals
Their excellent night vision and apparent warm blood raise a question: Could they have survived icehouse conditions at the end of the Cretaceous period?
The exquisitely preserved tissues of insects in amber reveal unique secrets of evolution
By analyzing previously overlooked fossils and by taking a second look at some old finds, paleontologists are providing the first glimpses of the actual behavior of the tyrannosaurs