A sliver of bone the size of a Cheeto may radically revise our view of when and how humans left Africa.
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Researchers have found about 50 dinosaur footprints in what used to be a warm, muddy lagoon on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland.
About 49 million years ago, a long-tailed monitor lizard perceived the world not with two but with four eyes, a new study finds.
Three boys in Bovina, Mississippi, are having a very cool spring break, after finding a mastodon jawbone in some recently plowed dirt.
About 127 million years ago, tiny birds the size of grasshoppers lived alongside some of the biggest animals to walk the Earth, including the long-necked sauropods, a new study finds.
Researchers in Egypt just uncovered a newly identified long-necked dinosaur known as Mansourasaurus shahinae. This is only the sixth dinosaur to be discovered in Egypt.
The fossils of an ancient, eyeless worm show it was covered in so many bristles that it looked like a kitchen brush. The finds are helping researchers solve an evolutionary mystery.
During the Jurassic period, about 161 million years ago, a duck-size dinosaur dazzled its fellow paleo-beasts with its rainbow-colored, iridescent feathers.