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How Jurassic Park led to the modernization of dinosaur paleontology

Brave birds run around racetrack to teach us about dinosaurs

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

The dinosaur-murdering asteroid maybe also triggered an underwater volcano meltdown

It is possible to make spiders creepier, ancient fossils in amber show

Discovery of ancient stone tools rewrites the history of technology in India

Jaw fossil discovered in Israel looks human, but it’s much older than it should be

‘Abundant bleeding’ epidemic in 16th-century Mexico might have been Salmonella

This 450-year-old mummy contains the oldest evidence of hepatitis B

Ancient baby’s DNA reveals completely unknown branch of Native American family tree

Ticks drank dinosaur blood before they drank ours, amber fossils show

This prehistoric ‘murder swan’ isn't the only terrifying dinosaur to haunt your nightmares

What 215 pterosaur eggs can tell us about the lives of these prehistoric flying reptiles

This massive extinct otter may have had a bone-crushing bite

This new dinosaur species had massive, scissor-like teeth

Sex, disease, and extinction: what ancient DNA tells us about humans and Neanderthals

This 200-million-year-old baby ichthyosaur died with a belly full of squid

What an eight-year-old Neanderthal boy can tell us about how our extinct relatives developed

These adorable gliding mammals lived alongside dinosaurs, fossils reveal

This massive, spiky dinosaur might have used camouflage to fool predators

Prehistoric fossils suggest modern dogs evolved from a single population of wolves

Ancient humans may have been mothers to some Neanderthals earlier than we thought

30-million-year-old whale provides insight into how modern whales began filter feeding

Archaeologists unearth the oldest Homo sapiens ever discovered

Early farmers and hunter-gatherers got it on with each other, study says

A 3.3-million-year-old fossil with a missing rib tells us a lot about human evolution

This ancient whale likely sucked prey into its mouth like a giant vacuum cleaner

Baby dinosaur fossil revealed to be an entirely new species

Ancient human cousin found in South Africa is surprisingly young

Ancient human DNA found in Ice Age caves — even when bones were missing

This fossilized pregnant reptile missed her due date by 240 million years

To figure out how ghost sharks evolved, scientists virtually reconstructed an ancient shark brain