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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...

You can call it a Triassic titan. Or a pre-Jurassic juggernaut. Just don’t call it a dinosaur. Despite its appearance, this burly behemoth was a completely different prehistoric beast: a dicynodont. Early...

Researchers have discovered fossil evidence that at least one shark in the Cretaceous age caught its food — a flying reptile — in midair. This reconstructed image shows the large Cretoxyrhina...

It’s one thing to eat chicken every day. It’s something else to have that on your permanent record, as in the geological record, the remnants of our time that archaeologists or aliens of the future...

Some 635 million years ago, as the Earth shook off massive shrouds of glacial ice, an alien world blossomed on the ocean floors. No complex animals prowled the seas of the Ediacaran Period. Instead, the...

The Luzia fossil was recovered following a massive fire on Sept. 2, 2018. (Getty Images) A skull called Luzia, one of the oldest fossils ever found in the Americas, was discovered...