Author and self-described fossil fanatic Brian Switek talks about his new book Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone.
A pair of fossil skulls reveal how Smilodon fought with each other
A new analysis of a famous fossil suggests that there may be more feathered dinosaurs in Germany’s lithographic limestone than we currently know
A tiny fossil skull reveals the oldest known vertebrate capable of crunching hard-shelled prey
Birds are living dinosaurs, but can they help us understand how their extinct relatives moved?
A new study offers a surprising look at what happened when fishy fins evolved into arms and legs
A new analysis of fossil beasts adds a new wrinkle to the story of when the Age of Mammals really took off
Fossils found in New Mexico reveal a carnivorous dinosaur from before the time of T. rex
Fossils found in the Gobi Desert reveal an unusual herbivore.
Academic gatekeeping obscures the contributions of communities vital to the study of ancient life
A mastodon said to be pulverized by Ice Age humans was probably busted up by roadwork
A fossil skeleton found in California leads to the discovery of a new mastodon species.
A huge T. rex was crowned as king of the tyrants. But the bones may tell a different tale
A fossil snout connects flying reptiles from the Iberian Peninsula and China
Counter to expectations, an apparent drop in dinosaur diversity at the end of the Cretaceous indicates there are many species yet to be found
A bitten bone shows how a young tyrannosaur fed
Bones uncovered in Arizona help fill a gap in the great amphibian backstory
The partial skull and additional bones represent a dinosaur species never found before
A rare amber inclusion underscores the importance of carnivores to the fossil record
Bajadasaurus had a neck covered in long spikes. The question is "Why?"