Fossils


Australian Researchers find World's oldest Fossils

Australian Researchers find World's oldest Fossils

Australian researchers have found what are believed to be the world's oldest fossils, and along with them, signs that diverse...

Sep 1 2016, 5:47am CDT

World's Oldest Fossil Uncovered

World's Oldest Fossil Uncovered

The world's oldest known fossil, dating back 3.7 billion years, has been found in Greenland. Scientists have announced that the...

Aug 31 2016, 2:58pm CDT

Popcorn-like Fossils Highlight Environmental Impact on Species

Popcorn-like Fossils Highlight Environmental Impact on Species

An analysis of microscopic aquatic creatures called planktonic foraminifera, whose fossil remains now resemble miniaturized pop...

Jun 12 2016, 6:08am CDT

Flores Fossils Offer Clues to Hobbit Ancestors of Modern Man

Flores Fossils Offer Clues to Hobbit Ancestors of Modern Man

New fossils discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores which revealed that our hobbit ancestors were smaller than thought....

Jun 9 2016, 3:43am CDT

Ice Age Bison Fossils Give Clues on Early Human Migrations in North America

Ice Age Bison Fossils Give Clues on Early Human Migrations in North America

DNA analysis of bison fossils suggests that humans moved to North America 13,000 years ago along the Rocky Mountains route....

Jun 8 2016, 3:30am CDT

Tons of Dinosaur-Era Fossils Unearthed in Antarctica

Tons of Dinosaur-Era Fossils Unearthed in Antarctica

71 million year old fossil remains discovered in freezing cold conditions of Antarctica....

May 10 2016, 8:52am CDT

Early Hominid Fossils in Kenya Demonstrate their Adaptability

Early Hominid Fossils in Kenya Demonstrate their Adaptability

An international team of paleontologists has found fossilized remains of an early hominid species in Kenya, demonstrating their...

Mar 25 2016, 9:14am CDT

Extraordinarily ‘Big-Mouthed’ Fish Species' Fossils Discovered by Scientists

Extraordinary ‘Big-Mouthed’ Fish Species' Fossils Discovered by Scientists

Researchers found fossil remains of two giant mouthed fish species that lived 92 million years ago....

Feb 8 2016, 8:54pm CST

Human skulls

Fossils Study Proves Early Humans Had Glass Jaws, and Couldn’t Have Eaten Hard Food

Scientists used to think Australopithecus sediba, a species of early human, ate hard foods consisting of tree bark, leaves and...

Feb 8 2016, 12:21pm CST

Dog-Sized Giant Rat Fossils Discovered in Asia

Dog-Sized Giant Rat Fossils Discovered in East Timor

These are the largest known rats to have ever existed, says a researcher from the Australian National University....

Nov 6 2015, 11:54pm CST

Underwater Fossils in Bahamas Give Clues on Ice-Age Extinctions

Underwater Fossils in Bahamas Give Clues on Ice-Age Extinctions

Research has found that human activities pose more threat to local species than climate change....

Oct 20 2015, 6:15am CDT

Remarkable 200,000 Years Old Mammoth and Bison Fossils Discovered

Remarkable 200,000 Year Old Mammoth and Bison Fossils Discovered

The fossils date back to the Ice Age or Pleistoncene Epoch and include a bison skull and skeleton as well as bones of Colombian...

Sep 7 2015, 5:15pm CDT

Scientists find Fossils of Rare Dolphin Species that Lived in River

Scientists find Fossils of Rare Dolphin Species that Lived in River

The new dolphin species, discovered by Smithsonian Institution, can solve the mystery of how dolphins moved from seas to rivers...

Sep 1 2015, 9:26pm CDT

Blood Cells Found in 75-Million–Year-Old Dinosaur Fossils

Blood Cells Found in Dinosaur Fossils

Blood cells have been discovered in dinosaur fossils. This is a big and scary find....

Jun 10 2015, 8:43am CDT

Titanosaurus Dinosaur Fossils Found

Titanosaurus Dinosaur Fossils Found

Fossils in the form of bones have been found of the Titanosaurus dinosaur....

May 20 2014, 8:18am CDT

'Rockies:'Mother Lode' Of Half-Billion-Year-Old Fossils Found

Rockies:'Mother Lode' Of Half-Billion-Year-Old Fossils Found

The Burgess Shale, one of the world’s most remarkable fossil formations, has yielded yet another extraordinary glimpse into the...

Mar 10 2014, 7:26am CDT