Popular Science articles about Paleontology & Archaeology
Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say.
The mysterious spotted green pigeon (Caloenas maculata) was a relative of the dodo, according to scientists who have examined its genetic make-up. The authors say their results, published in the...
The warm beauty of amber was captivating and mysterious enough to inspire myths in ancient times, and even today, some of its secrets remain locked inside the fossilized tree resin....
Washington State University researchers have sketched out one of the greatest baby booms in North American history, a centuries-long "growth blip" among southwestern Native Americans between 500 to 1300 A.D.
A new study by scientists at the University of York has shed new light on the use of mollusc shells as personal adornments by Bronze Age people.
Trackways formed on an ancient seabed have shed new light on how nothosaurs, ancient marine reptiles that lived during the age of the dinosaurs, propelled themselves through water. The evidence...
Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes and other tools. These discoveries were made by archaeologists from the University...
A new raptorial dinosaur fossil with exceptionally long feathers has provided exciting insights into dinosaur flight. A paper published in Nature Communications on July 15, 2014 asserts that the fossil...
The re-examination of a sparrow-sized fossil from China challenges the commonly held belief that birds evolved from ground-dwelling theropod dinosaurs that gained the ability to fly. The birdlike fossil is...
Scientists have identified the fossilized remains of an extinct giant bird that could be the biggest flying bird ever found. With an estimated 20-24-foot wingspan, the creature surpassed size estimates...
Genetic analysis of Neolithic deer hair from Italian Alps mummy's clothes ties deer population to modern day western European lineage, in contrast to the eastern lineage found in the Italian...
Scientists have named a new species of horned dinosaur (ceratopsian) based on fossils collected from Montana in the United States and Alberta, Canada. Mercuriceratops (mer-cure-E-sare-ah-tops) gemini was approximately 6 meters...
For the last 2.5 million years, our planet has experienced cold and warm, millennia-long cycles that collectively have become known as the Ice Age. During cold periods, continental-scale ice sheets...
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- Discarded Museum Lives Again at Brown University
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- Functional analysis reveals Miocene fossil pig's foraging behavior
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- Takeover battle pushes Allergan to cut R&D jobs
- West side stories
- Workers discover fire debris in wall cavity of Thomas Jefferson's rotunda
- Tasmania was attached to North America 1.4 billion years ago
- Early-bird dinosaur found in New Mexico
- Richard III's makeshift grave opens to public
- Report: Woman seen online using makeup from crash site
- Giant crater in Russia's far north sparks mystery
- Scars from lion bite suggest headless Romans found in York were gladiators
- Microbe's Innovation May Have Started Largest Extinction Event on Earth
- Archaeologist happens upon Roman bone fragments at the end of his road
- How World War I Helps Explain Today's Middle East Bloodshed
- FEATURE: How Death Valley's 'sailing stones' move on their own
- Feathered dinosaurs may have been the rule, not the exception
Popular Paleontology news
- Smithsonian scientist and collaborators revise timeline of human origins
- Meet the gomphothere: UA archaeologist involved in discovery of bones of elephant ancestor
- WSU researchers chart an ancient baby boom
- Ancient hedgehog and tapir once inhabited British Columbia
- Scientist identifies world's biggest-ever flying bird