Otodus megalodon has a rich fossil record, but its biology remains poorly understood like most other extinct sharks because the cartilaginous fish is primarily known only from its teeth
New research shares how a "stop-start" pattern of evolution, governed by environmental change, could explain why crocodiles look so similar to ones from the past
The bizarre features of this mammal have scientists perplexed as to how it could have evolved; "it bends and even breaks a lot of rules"
The idea that mass extinctions allow many new types of species to evolve is a central concept in evolution, but a new study using AI to examine the fossil record finds this is rarely true
In recently published findings, scientists show how one of the largest mass extinctions in Earth's history unfolded
International research team gains new insights into the evolution of fossil beetles
An international team has now detected DNA from ambrosia beetles that were trapped in recent tree resin for less than seven years
Researchers analyze permafrost samples from four sites in the Yukon, each representing different points in the Pleistocene-Halocene transition
Findings help dispel the view that Australia's first peoples were 'only hunter gatherers'
Originally discovered in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta in 1989, the badly malformed end of the fossil was originally thought to represent a healing fracture