First-ever baby snake fossil discovered beautifully encased in amber

Poor baby snake!

Scientists find ‘nude’ creature that lived half a billion years ago

An unusual creature form a long, long time ago.

Scientists find the oldest footprints ever — from a period we didn’t even know things have legs

Talk about a surprising find!

Largest pterosaur jaw ever found, recognized three decades after discovery in Transylvania

What’s with the long face?

How the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs spared ground-dwelling birds

Most birds could fly by that time — but it was the ones that couldn’t that survived.

Early mammal fossil shows how the Pangaea supercontinent split up

Talk about a groundbreaking discovery.

Utah tourists are destroying ancient dinosaur tracks — and throwing them into the water

Ignorance at its finest.

Unique fossils show how early bird beaks developed

It’s a mix of surprisingly old and surprisingly modern.

Fossilized footprints show human hunters stalked giant sloths more than 11,000 years ago

An amazing and dangerous encounter between humans and an ice age species was trapped in fossilized mud.

Researchers investigate intriguing ‘baby’ tyrannosaur fossil

It’s an extremely well-preserved fossil, but for now, it raises more questions than it answers.

Mesozoic baby bird fossil sheds new light on evolution

It’s impressive that we can learn so much about something so fragile, from so long ago.

Amazing fossil shows that Earth’s earliest birds evolved just like Darwin’s finches

These proto-birds may have evolved just like their modern relatives.

New fossil shows when worms developed heads

Too often we take our heads for granted.

A lot of eggs in one basket: Paleontologists discover pterosaur egg bonanza

They say don’t put your eggs in one basket, but what about putting your eggs in the same bedrock?

This rat-like creature is the earliest ancestor of mankind

In a way, we’re all the descendants of these rats.

Researchers discover astonishingly intact, 48-million-year-old bird fats in fossilized gland

An incredible find.

Scott Pruitt says subsidies give renewables an unfair edge, and here’s why he’s a monumental hypocrite

Capital H.

Ancient elephant species was twice as heavy as today’s modern cousins

A huge elephant used to roam the Middle East up to 300,000 years ago.

Stunning triceratops fossil discovered by chance on construction site

It’s an exciting and intriguing find.

Tiny, fossilized ape skull brings us closer to the common human-ape ancestor, fuels debate over humanity’s place of birth

Not bad for such a small thing.