What was Earth's first animal? New study finally offers an answer
October 16, 2018, 10:31 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The first animal to evolve on Earth was probably a sponge that existed around 640 million years ago.
Ancient volcanic 'lost world' discovered deep beneath the Tasman Sea
October 10, 2018, 2:56 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
These biologically rich seamounts are estimated to be at least 30 million years old.
Is your fossil valuable? Fossil ID days make it easy to find out
September 6, 2018, 9:35 a.m. by Josh Lew
Thanks to identification events around the country, you can find out if your artifacts have scientific significance.
There's a newly discovered Amazon tribe, but here's why we're not contacting them
September 1, 2018, 2:08 p.m. by Starre Vartan
Based on our mostly destructive history of interacting with isolated cultures, we should stay away.
Scientists discover fossilized turtle with no shell
August 23, 2018, 11:28 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Turtles use their shells as shields today, but these devices evolved for a completely different reason.
Hat made from real woolly mammoth hair goes on sale for $10,000
August 12, 2018, 6:21 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
It's unpleasant to wear, but it's also one of a kind.
Lazy theory claims 'laziness' caused Homo erectus to go extinct
August 11, 2018, 7:43 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
A new, highly speculative conjecture about the extinction of ancient humans is sure to raise critics' brows.
One of the largest bears to ever walk Europe was a vegetarian
July 27, 2018, 3:22 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The extinct cave bear appears to have descended from a vegetarian line of bears.
Worms frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years brought back to life
July 26, 2018, 9:33 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The last time they squirmed was in the Pleistocene Age.
There might once have been life on ... the moon? Yes, say researchers
July 23, 2018, 8:05 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Pools of water might have teemed with simple organisms.
We just found out this haunting Russian statue is 11,600 years old
May 25, 2018, 11:51 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
The Shigir Idol is the oldest wooden structure in the world.
In 1972, a computer model predicted the end of the world — and we're on track
Here's the most popular Halloween candy in every state
13 hormone-disrupting chemicals (and how to avoid them)
When will fall leaves be at their peak near me?
How scientists unraveled the mystery behind a 1,700-year-old striped sock
'Vampire' skeletons found in Bulgaria