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Historic fossils find new life telling the story of ancient proteins

The first fossil skull of Castoroides ohioensis found in 1845 alongside the skull of a modern beaver. Credit: New York State Museum A few snippets...

Remains of bizarre group of extinct snail-eating Australian marsupials discovered

These are maxilla of the young malleodectid -- a snail-eating marsupial -- found in the fossil cave deposit at Riversleigh. Because this is a...

‘Hammerhead’ creature was world’s first plant-eating marine reptile

A fossil of Atopodenatus unicus is alongside a reconstruction showing what it would have looked like in life.Credit: © Nick Fraser In 2014, scientists discovered...

Wealth of unsuspected new microbes expands tree of life

This is a new and expanded view of the tree of life, with clusters of bacteria (left), uncultivable bacteria called 'candidate phyla radiation' (center,...