Tagged With Paleontology

More than 40,000 years ago, giant kangaroos roamed Australia. Their jaws were surprisingly similar to those of pandas, a new study found.


For the first time, a timeline reveals what happened in the minutes and hours after the asteroid crash that killed the dinosaurs


Anthropologists have found the oldest skull of one of our earliest human ancestors. The 3.8 million-year-old fossil changes our understanding of human history.



Paleontologists have found the fossil of a 3-foot-tall carnivorous parrot. They nicknamed it 'Squawkzilla.'


Colourful fossils found in an Australian opal mine linked to a brand-new plant-eating species of dinosaur


T. rexes and other dinosaur skeletons look almost alive in a new set of remarkable photos



Scientists found a billion-year-old fungus, and it could change our understanding of how life migrated to land


This 'bizarre-looking, buck-toothed' dinosaur that could fit in your palm flew around the Jurassic skies like a bat


Scientists may have discovered a new human species. It lived on a tiny island in the Philippines at the same time as Homo sapiens.


Nibbled-on bones found in a cave revealed that our Neanderthal ancestors ate each other. Scientists may have figured out why.


Paleontologists have discovered an ancient whale that had four legs and could walk on land


This ancient sea creature had 18 tentacles that funneled food into its gaping mouth — and it may be the ancestor of an even creepier ocean animal



Paleontologists have discovered the world's biggest and longest-lived T. rex. It weighed almost 20,000 pounds.


The real T. rex looked nothing like the monster in 'Jurassic Park.' These 13 discoveries have upended our picture of the 'king of the dinosaurs.'


A tiny dinosaur relative named the 'Antarctic King' has been discovered at the South Pole


A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history



A 240-million-year-old fossil is now the oldest known ancestor of snakes and lizards -- and experts are calling it a 'Rosetta Stone' of evolution


Scientists have pinpointed when the first cave paintings were made -- and it means Neanderthals were more advanced than they thought


The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs triggered a natural disaster that scientists hadn't realised, according to new clues from the ocean floor


One of the richest sets of dinosaur footprints ever found contains more than 70 tracks --  and was discovered at a NASA facility