Paving Over the Fossil Record
Paleontology:Why isn’t India doing more to protect its rare evolutionary record?
Strange Worms Are Taking Their Place on Your Family Tree
Paleontology:The Cambrian explosion of animal life now seems more like a whimper.
Future of Fossils: Print Your Own Dinosaur at Home?
A 3D printout of the Plateosaurus vertebra placed next to the (mislabeled) field jacket that contains the original fossilRene Schilling et al. / Radiology In 1898, the American Museum of Natural History was presented with a golden opportunity along with a challenge almost as significant. Paleontologist Walter Granger had returned from a trip to the […]
Reading the Book of Life in Prehistoric Dung
Paleontology:“Paleoscatologist” Karen Chin has uncovered the humble origin of life after dinosaurs.
T. Rex Might be the Thing with Feathers
Paleontology:Behind every famous dinosaur are unsung heroes.
Handy Genetic Switch Helps You Grow Hands—or Paws, or Fins
When an enormous four-finned fish surfaced in a South African fisherman’s catch in 1938, scientists were fascinated by its resemblance to fossilized creatures that had died out millions of years ago. The fish, called a coelacanth, turned out to be the first descendant of those organisms ever spotted by humans. The two living species identified […]