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A group of now-extinct marsupials named palorchestids once roamed eastern Australia. These giants weighed up to 2,200 pounds and had large claws.
More than 40,000 years ago, giant kangaroos roamed Australia. Their jaws were surprisingly similar to those of pandas, a new study found.
Extinct Australian kangaroos weighed more than 250 pounds and had powerful jaws to crunch through tough vegetation, much like today's giant pandas.
For the first time, a timeline reveals what happened in the minutes and hours after the asteroid crash that killed the dinosaurs
The dinosaurs' extinction was spurred by an asteroid that struck Earth. By studying the crater, scientists now know what happened after the impact.
Anthropologists have found the oldest skull of one of our earliest human ancestors. The 3.8 million-year-old fossil changes our understanding of human...
Australopiths were human ancestors that lived 4.2 million years ago. A new skull fossil is changing our understanding of these ancient hominins.
A carnivorous 3-foot-tall parrot that scientists nicknamed ‘Squawkzilla’ lived over 15 million years ago in New Zealand
The world's largest parrot lived 19 million years ago in New Zealand. Paleontologists have named the 3-foot-tall, 15-pound bird "Squawkzilla."
Colorful fossils found in an Australian opal mine linked to a brand-new plant-eating species of dinosaur
Fostoria dhimbangunmal was a plant-eating dinosaur likely around during the mid-Cretaceous period, around one hundred million years ago.
Photographer Christian Voigt travels from museum to museum capturing breathtaking photographs of long-extinct species like dinosaurs and mammoths.
Scientists found a billion-year-old fungus, and it could change our understanding of how life migrated to land
Scientists found billion-year-old fossil fungi in the Canadian arctic, the oldest on record. It could reveal clues about how life migrated to land.
This ‘bizarre-looking, buck-toothed’ dinosaur that could fit in your palm flew around the Jurassic skies like a bat
Scientists discovered a 163-million-year old dinosaur in China that had leathery wings like a modern-day bat.
Scientists may have discovered a new human species. It lived on a tiny island in the Philippines at the same time as Homo sapiens.
Anthropologists may have discovered a new human relative named Homo luzonensis on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.