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350 million-year-old fossil of a fern-like plant unearthed in Australia over 50 years ago is finally identified as a new species Keraphyton mawsoniae was discovered after its fossil was cut open and studied Fossil...

Rare fossil of dinosaur related to the T. rex that researchers believe roamed the Antarctic Circle 110 million years ago is discovered in Australia Researchers in Australia discovered a rare fossil of...

Crazy Beast from the South: Full fossil skeleton of a bizarre badger-like mammal that lived 66 million years ago is unearthed in Madagascar The 2ft long badger weighed 7lbs and had three huge curved fangs...

Fossil of new feathered raptor called ‘dancing dragon’ found in China bridges evolution gap between dinosaurs and birds A new fossil discovered in China sheds light on dinosaurs evolution into...

Ditching fossil fuels globally and using just wind, water and solar will cost £73TRILLION – but would slash power demand by more than HALF and save 63,000 lives a year from air pollution Researchers...

Fossil fuel adverts ‘should be banned’ unless they have a tobacco-style warning about their contribution to climate change, campaigners claim ClientEarth claims oil giant BP is misleading...

Snakes, with their sleek bodies and kaleidoscopic diversity, have long entranced humans. But we know very little about the evolutionary past of these legless lizards because of a scarcity of fossils left...

Prehistoric shark’s entire skeleton is found fossilised for the first time 370million years after it went extinct The species had only been known before from the occasional tooth and fin spine Shark...

More than half a billion years ago, in what is today southern China, a worm resembling an ear of wheat moved along a stretch of sediment underwater, paused, and left a detailed imprint of its undercarriage...

Harrison Duran, a biology student at the University of California, Merced, had just been rejected from a summer internship when he received an invitation from a professor to go fossil hunting in a remote...

Modern nature teaches us that flying isn’t child’s play. Newborn birds spend their early days in the nest, and bat pups don’t take off for weeks on end, often requiring prodding from their mothers. But...

Fossil of ‘real-life Loch Ness Monster’ found in Antarctica dating back 70 million years weighed 15 tons and was the biggest marine reptile to ever live Experts have found the 70-million-year-old...

On bright mornings in the tropics, crocodiles haul themselves out of the water to bask in the sun. Like other reptiles, they rely on its warmth to help fuel their metabolisms. This might seem to be a...

Yikesss! Archaeologists discover fossil human poop containing the remains of an entire venomous snake eaten during suspected ritual (including a FANG) Researchers analyzed samples from more than 1,000...

‘Living fossil’ discovered in deep space A ‘living fossil’ from the dawn of the universe was discovered in deep space. Researchers have discovered a "living fossil" in deep space, a...

No mammal may be more perplexing than the platypus. Attached to its furry, otter-like body are four webbed feet, several sharp claws, a beaver tail and, of course, that iconic duckbill. The females lay...