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Oldest 'fish-lizard' fossils ever found suggest these sea monsters survived the 'Great Dying'
By Harry Baker published
The fossilized remains of an ichthyosaur dating back to shortly after the Permian mass extinction suggest that the ancient sea monsters emerged before the catastrophic event.
A creepy crocodile and glacial 'guts' among stunning winners from nature photography competition
By Sascha Pare published
From underwater wonders to spectacular landscapes, here are the winners from the 2022 World Nature Photography Awards.
Watch 'unprecedented' animation showcasing 100 million years of Earth history
By Stephanie Pappas published
A new model shows how the planet's surface evolved over the past 100 million years, from the shifting of tectonic plates to the movement of sediments.
Oops, this 300 million-year-old 'blob' fossil was upside down. It's not a jellyfish after all.
By Cameron Duke published
Famous 'jellyfish' fossil from 300 million years ago was upside-down the whole time. It's actually another animal entirely.
Deadly cyclone 'Freddy' may be the longest-lived and most energetic storm ever recorded
By Harry Baker published
Cyclone Freddy, which is finally dissipating after battering Southeast Africa, has crossed the entire Indian Ocean and made landfall three separate times.
One of Earth's biggest mass extinctions caused by rising sea levels in eerie echo of today
By JoAnna Wendel published
In samples of organic-rich black shale, scientists found evidence for oxygen depletion and hydrogen sulfide expansion in ancient seas.
How deep is the Mariana Trench?
By Charles Q. Choi published
The bottom of the Mariana Trench is about 35,876 feet (10,935 meters) deep, making it deeper than Mount Everest is tall.
Ancient platypus-like fossil could rewrite the history of egg-laying mammals
By Joanna Thompson published
Fossils of a 70 million-year-old platypus relative called Patagorhynchus pascuali found in South America show that egg-laying mammals evolved on more than one continent.
'Zombie' viruses have been revived from Siberian permafrost. Could they infect people?
By Joanna Thompson last updated
Researchers have isolated viable microbes from melting permafrost after tens of thousands of years. But don't worry; they infect only amoebas.
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