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An opal mine near Lightning Ridge, Australia on February 17, 2006.

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.
This triceratops specimen is housed in the Senckenberg Naturmuseum in Frankfurt, Germany.

T. rexes and other dinosaur skeletons look almost alive in a new set of remarkable photos

Photographer Christian Voigt travels from museum to museum capturing breathtaking photographs of long-extinct species like dinosaurs and mammoths.
This billion-year-old microscopic fossil fungus was unearthed in the North Territories of Canada.

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.
Reconstructions of the bizarre, membranous-winged Ambopteryx longibrachium.

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.
Right upper teeth of the Homo luzonensis individual CCH6. From left to right: two premolars and 3 molars.

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.

Nibbled-on bones found in a cave revealed that our Neanderthal ancestors ate each other. Scientists may have figured out why.

A rapid global warming 120,000 years ago left our Neanderthal ancestors facing starvation. So they turned to cannibalism.
An artistic reconstruction of two individuals of Peregocetus, one standing on the rocky shore of modern-day Peru and the other preying on fish. The existence of a tail fluke remains hypothetical.

Paleontologists have discovered an ancient whale that had four legs and could walk on land

Paleontologists discovered an ancient whale off the coast of Peru that had four legs and could walk on land.
A fossil specimen of Daihua sanqiong, which some scientists think is an ancestor of the comb jelly.

This ancient sea creature had 18 tentacles that funneled food into its gaping mouth — and it may be the ancestor of an even creepier ocean anima...

Scientists have discovered a 518-million-year-old fossilized sea creature that had 18 tentacles. It could be the ancestor of comb jellies.

Paleontologists have discovered the world’s biggest and longest-lived T. rex. It weighed almost 20,000 pounds.

The world's heaviest T. rex to date, nicknamed Scotty, weighed almost 20,000 pounds.
Much of our preconceptions about the way T. rex lived have changed since Jurassic Park came out.

The real T. rex looked nothing like the monster in ‘Jurassic Park.’ These 13 discoveries have upended our picture of the ‘king of th...

Scientists have learned a lot about T. rex since "Jurassic Park." Here are 13 facts you probably didn't know about the "king of the dinosaurs."