Ancient sea monsters inadvertently swallowed mouthfuls of seawater whenever they gulped down prey, but they had a stealthy trick to get rid of all that unwanted salt in their systems.
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About 85 million years ago, when a vast sea covered Kansas, a wee, little sea monster died almost immediately after it was born.
If any rock bands are looking for a cool name, they might draw inspiration from a newly identified long-necked Jurassic giant whose moniker means "a giant thunderclap at dawn."
Fossil fly pupae contain evidence of a fascinating —and deadly — story of insect parasitism in the ancient world.
After keeping it to himself for a while, this farmer finally let the world know about his amazing discovery.
The ears of former U.S. President Barack Obama are so distinct, they inspired the scientific name of a newly identified 550-million-year-old critter: Obamus coronatus.
The Cambrian explosion, when simple life forms rapidly evolved to more complex creatures, produced some beautiful, bizarre, and mysterious animals
A "nude" sponge-like animal that lived 500,000 years ago is offering compelling new clues about early animal evolution.
About 508 million years ago, a fierce water beastie with paddles and a shrimp-like tail sped through the water, hunting for prey.