Using the incredible wealth of fossil data and a modern ecological theory, researchers estimated population density for the extinct apex predator.
April 16, 2021 • ~6 min
Preserved in amber, a tiny beetle has shed light on the moment the world first burst into bloom.
April 15, 2021 • ~7 min
Largest ever flying creatures had longer necks than giraffes – we found out how these pterosaurs kept their heads up
Gigantic flying reptiles had impressive wingspans of up to 12 metres – and a special trick in their necks.
April 14, 2021 • ~7 min
New study sheds light on how the starfish evolved.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~6 min
New fossil detective work sheds light on the life of megalodon, the biggest predatory shark ever discovered.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~5 min
New research shows crocodiles have landed upon an equilibrium state of evolution.
Jan. 7, 2021 • ~6 min
'Worm' is really a catchall term for a huge variety of animals with different characteristics that span the tree of life. They hold clues about our own origins as well as hints about human health.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
A trace fossil of an iguana burrow was discovered on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. Estimated to be 115,000 years old, it is the first known fossil of its kind.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
A war with Neanderthals makes a compelling narrative but the evidence is limited is best.
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
Fossils reveal that dinosaurs' flying cousins become twice as efficient at flying over 150 million years.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~6 min