New fossils and DNA analyses elucidate the remarkable evolutionary history of whales
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
Their excellent night vision and apparent warm blood raise a question: Could they have survived icehouse conditions at the end of the Cretaceous period?
Mongolia's Gobi Desert contains one of the richest assemblages of dinosaur remainsever found. Paleontologists are uncovering much of the region's history
The exquisitely preserved tissues of insects in amber reveal unique secrets of evolution
A long-cherished view of how and why feathers evolved has now been overturned
These huge, swift creatures were the dominant carnivores of the continent for millions of years, until competitors drove them into extinction
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