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This 507-Million-Year-Old Sea Monster is the Oldest Arthropod with Pincers

This 507-Million-Year-Old Sea Monster is the Oldest Arthropod with Pincers

An ancient marine creature that looks like a monster had many appendages and two humongous pincers to boot....

1 day ago, 5:20am CDT

Oldest Remains of Bed Bugs Found in Oregon

Oldest Remains of Bed Bugs Found in Oregon

It looks like the genus of insects known as bed bugs have been sucking human blood since eons....

Apr 5 2017, 1:59am CDT

Oldest Mammal Blood Ever Found Preserved in Ancient Tick Fossil

Oldest Mammal Blood Ever Found Preserved in Ancient Tick Fossil

An age-old tick has been discovered that supposedly feasted on the blood of the earliest-known monkey....

Apr 4 2017, 1:22pm CDT

Scientists Discover Oldest Plant Fossil on Earth

Scientists Discover Oldest Plant Fossil on Earth

Researchers have uncovered fossil remains of 1.6 billion year old red algae and they could represent the oldest plant fossil ev...

Mar 15 2017, 4:45am CDT

World's Oldest Fossils Found in Canada Provide Earliest Evidence of Life on Earth

World's Oldest Fossils Found in Canada

The earliest proof of life on earth was found in the form of 3.77-billion-year-old fossils which have been unearthed in Canada....

Mar 2 2017, 2:52am CST

Granddad, World's Oldest Zoo Fish, Dies at Shedd Aquarium

World's Oldest Fish Granddad Dies at Shedd Aquarium

An Aussie lungfish nicknamed Granddad due to its extreme longevity died in its aquarium which is located in Chicago. It was the...

Feb 7 2017, 6:08am CST

Dinosaur Rib Bone Yields Oldest Evidence of Soft Tissue

Dinosaur Rib Bone Yields Oldest Evidence of Soft Tissue

The plant-eating dinosaur that lived 195 million years ago provides what may be the oldest preserved soft tissue ever recorded...

Feb 1 2017, 6:00am CST

Oldest Human Ancestor is This Bag-Like Sea Creature

Oldest Human Ancestor is This Bag-Like Sea Creature

A tiny puffed-up marine organism with a mouth full of row upon row of teeth was humankind’s earliest ancestor....

Jan 31 2017, 2:56am CST

World's Oldest Known Orca Considered Dead

World's Oldest Known Orca has Likely Died

The killer whale, nicknamed granny, has not been spotted since October 2016, leading researchers to believe that the orca has...

Jan 3 2017, 8:03am CST

Oldest Human Footprints Reveal Sex Life of Ancient Male Ancestors

Oldest Human Footprints Reveal Sex Life of Ancient Male Ancestors

Footprints that are 3.6 million years old and were discovered in Tanzania reveal that the males of that time in prehistory were...

Dec 15 2016, 3:03am CST

Archeologists Unearth Australia’s Oldest Piece of Jewelry

Archeologists Unearth Australia’s Oldest Piece of Jewelry

Australia's oldest known ornament dates back to more than 46,000 years ago, almost 40,000 years older the previous earlies...

Nov 21 2016, 12:20pm CST

NASA's Peggy Whitson Set to be the Oldest Astronaut

NASA's Peggy Whitson Set to be the Oldest Astronaut

At the age of 56, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to be the oldest woman in space when she launches for a six-month stay ab...

Nov 18 2016, 5:34pm CST

Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk Discovered by Scientists

Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk Discovered by Scientists

NASA and citizen scientists discover the oldest planet-forming disk around a star. The new place could be a hunting ground for...

Oct 22 2016, 11:33am CDT

Oldest Known Bird Voice Box Suggests Dinosaurs Could Not Sing

Oldest Known Bird Squawk Box Suggests Dinosaurs Could Not Sing

A voice box of oldest know avian species has lent evidence regarding the vocal capacity and range of dinosaurs....

Oct 13 2016, 6:40am CDT

DNA Study Confirms Aboriginal Australians the World's Oldest Living Civilisation on Earth

DNA Study Confirms Aboriginal Australians the World's Oldest Living Civilisation on Earth

A series of DNA tests showed Australian Aboriginal civilization to be the oldest in the world....

Sep 22 2016, 7:22am CDT

Researchers Read World' Oldest Damaged Biblical Scroll

Researchers Unwrap Secrets of World' Oldest Dead Sea Scroll

Researchers have found out the inner mysteries inscribed on a burnt Jewish scroll for the first time ever with the help of virt...

Sep 22 2016, 6:11am CDT

World’s Oldest Fish Hooks Found in Japan

World’s Oldest Fish Hooks Found in Japan

23,000-year-old fish hooks suggest that maritime technology was developed much earlier than previously thought...

Sep 20 2016, 10:07am CDT

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

Europe's Oldest Living Inhabitant is Adonis Tree

Europe's Oldest Living Inhabitant is Adonis Tree

The most ancient of extant European trees has been termed Adonis. It stands majestically in its spot in Northern Greece....

Aug 24 2016, 6:40am CDT

Scientists Discover Oldest Living Thing in Europe - And It's a Tree

Scientists Discover Oldest Living Thing in Europe - And It's a Tree

The Bosnian pine tree, named Adonis, is estimated to be 1075 years old, making it the oldest known living tree in Europe....

Aug 21 2016, 4:45am CDT

Scientists Find World’s Oldest Oceanic Crust in Mediterranean Sea

Scientists Find World’s Oldest Oceanic Crust in Mediterranean Sea

The oceanic crust in eastern Mediterranean is about 340 million years old and has been detected using magnetic sensing...

Aug 16 2016, 10:56am CDT

Oldest Human Cancer Found in 1.7-Million-Year-Old Bone

Oldest Human Cancer Found in 1.7-Million-Year-Old Bone

Apparently, the oldest evidence of cancer in humans has been found. A bone that happens to be 1.7 million years old shows signs...

Jul 29 2016, 8:11am CDT

Luca is the Oldest Ancestor of All Living Things on Earth

Luca is the Oldest Ancestor of All Living Things on Earth

The scientists do tend to surmise that maybe our earliest ancestors lived in hot volcanic springs....

Jul 26 2016, 5:43am CDT

Termites Were World’s Oldest Farmers, Study Reveals

Termites Were World’s Oldest Farmers, Study Reveals

Insects started farming 25 million years ago - long before humans....

Jun 27 2016, 11:48am CDT

Oldest Modern Human Skull Was Not Related to Indigenous Australians

Oldest Modern Human Skull Was Not Related to Indigenous Australians

An age old deep skull from Borneo has yielded new facts that have surprised the researchers....

Jun 27 2016, 5:03am CDT

Scientists may have Found World’s Oldest Computer

Scientists may have Found World’s Oldest Computer

The world's first computer may have been used to predict the future....

Jun 11 2016, 2:02pm CDT

Scientists Listen to Sounds from Oldest Stars in our Galaxy

Scientists Listen to Sounds from Oldest Stars in our Galaxy

Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have captured the sounds of some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy,...

Jun 7 2016, 3:26am CDT

Britain's Oldest Handwritten Documents Discovered at London Building Site

Britain's Oldest Handwritten Documents Discovered at London Building Site

2,000-year-old ancient Roman writing tablets shed light on the day to day life of early inhabitants of London....

Jun 5 2016, 10:06am CDT

World’s Largest Sponge might be Oldest Living Animal

World’s Largest Sponge might be Oldest Living Animal

Apparently the world’s largest sponge might be the oldest living specimen of its kind....

May 27 2016, 6:47am CDT

5,000-Year-Old Chinese Pottery Reveals the Oldest Beer Recipe

5,000-Year-Old Chinese Pottery Reveals the Oldest Beer Recipe

Study suggests that people in ancient China started to use barley in beer brewing much earlier than previously thought....

May 24 2016, 4:36am CDT

Oldest Fossil Space Dust Shows Ancient Earth’s Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere

Oldest Space Dust Shows Ancient Earth’s Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere

The presence of space dust on the earliest micrometeorites shows our home planet’s oxygen-rich atmosphere way back then....

May 12 2016, 8:09am CDT

World's Oldest Axe Discovered in Australia

World's Oldest Axe Discovered in Australia

An ancient axe was found in Australia by the experts....

May 11 2016, 5:56am CDT

World's Oldest Axe Found in Western Australia

World's Oldest Axe Found in Western Australia

A tiny stone flake found in Western Australia is a remnant of the earliest known axe with a handle, archaeologists have claimed...

May 11 2016, 1:01am CDT

Origin of Earth's Oldest Crystals Revealed

Origin of Earth's Oldest Crystals Revealed

The very oldest pieces of rock on Earth, zircon crystals, are likely to have formed in the craters left by violent asteroid imp...

Apr 29 2016, 3:39am CDT

Israel’s Oldest Kilns and Glassworks Discovered

Israel’s Oldest Kilns and Glassworks Discovered

The chunks of raw glass are the first evidence of glass production in Israel during the Late Roman period...

Apr 12 2016, 12:36pm CDT

World's Oldest Lizard: 99 Million Years Old Lizard Found Preserved in Amber Fossil

World's Oldest Lizard: 99 Million Year Old Lizard Found Preserved in Amber Fossil

The fossil may be a 'missing link' to the evolutionary history of modern-day lizards....

Mar 7 2016, 6:09pm CST

440 Million Year Old Fungus May be the Oldest Fossilized Land Organism Ever

440 Million Year Old Fungus May be the Oldest Fossilized Land Organism Ever

The fungus is not only the oldest example of a fossilized fungus, but also the oldest land fossil yet found....

Mar 3 2016, 9:01am CST

Oldest and Most Detailed Nervous System Found in 520-Million-Year Old Fossil

Oldest and Most Detailed Nervous System Found in 520-Million-Year Old Fossil

A 520 million year old nervous system from a crustacean-like animal was discovered in southern China and is the most well-prese...

Feb 29 2016, 10:39pm CST

Oldest Jurassic Dinosaur 'Dragon Thief' Discovered in Welsh Cliffs

Oldest Jurassic Dinosaur 'Dragon Thief' Discovered in Welsh Cliffs

Dragon Thief, also called Dracoraptor, lived more than 200 million years ago at the very beginning of the Jurassic Period....

Jan 22 2016, 3:31pm CST