This newly discovered, but now extinct carnivore lived about 22 million years ago in what is now Kenya. It was larger than a polar bear, the largest land-based carnivore alive today.
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A fossil site in North Dakota preserves a unique snapshot of the minutes after an asteroid struck Earth around 66 million years ago.
What happened after the Cretaceous-ending asteroid struck Earth? A new fossil site may have answers.
A newfound dinosaur seems to wear its heart on its tail, according to paleontologists who found the enormous beast and realized this "hopeless romantic" had heart-shaped tail bones.
About 2.1 billion years ago, a blob-like creature inched along on an early Earth. As the organism moved, it carved out tunnels, which may be the earliest evidence of a moving critter on the planet.
Meet the original "lizard king" — an iguana-size reptile that ruled Antarctica 250 million years ago.
Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for hundreds of millions of years before they died in an asteroid blast 66 million years ago. So, could these gigantic reptiles ever re-evolve back to our modern world?