Butterflies and moths are so ancient, they lived before the existence of flowers, a new study finds.
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Humans and sharks are incredibly different creatures, but the two shared a common ancestor 440 million years ago, a new study finds.
Fossilized remains of an extinct species of horseshoe crab, named after Darth Vader because the animal's bizarre shape resembles the "Star Wars" character's iconic helmet, were discovered in Idaho.
Each of the 110 dinosaur footprints is more than 3 feet across and the researchers think the sauropod that left them would have been some 115 feet long.
Earth's first trees had hundreds of tree-like structures within them, making them exceedingly more intricate than the insides of modern trees, a new study finds.
An extraordinarily well-preserved fossil of a young sea turtle that lived 54 million years ago contains molecules of dark pigments that would have protected the animal from the sun.
Resembling a dainty tulip bloom or an elegant white-wine glass, the 500-million-year-old bottom-feeder looked uniquely ready for a romantic evening of sucking up microplankton along the seafloor.