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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...

Scientists have discovered the oldest type of BONE in the fossil record, changing our understanding of the evolution of the skeleton Researchers used powerful X-ray technology to scan a 400 million year-old...

Could solar energy be cheaper than fossil fuels? A new battery that stores heat from the sun could make the technology 95% cheaper One firm claims it will create solar power 95% cheaper than current systems It...

Evolution of testicles revealed: New type of DNA analysis shows how some mammals evolved to have the organs inside their bodies Experts had long argued over whether ascended or descended testes came first  Study...

A snout fossil belonging to an ancient crocodilian species revealed that these creatures had very different, less terrifying mouths. It seems that the early crocodilians which roamed the planet during...

Some of the first animals to walk on land lived in Antarctica – not just the tropics, scientists reveal after discovering a 360-million-year old fossil named after Desmond Tutu Creatures evolved out...

The ‘mother of all lizards’: Fossil of a strange chameleon-sized creature that roamed the Earth 240 million years ago rewrites the reptile family tree All lizards and snakes descend from this...

The ancient footprints that reveal how humans stalked giant seven foot SLOTHS 11,000 years ago Fossilized footprints show humans walking in the exact footsteps of a giant sloth  Fossils also suggest...