CT scans of fossil skull fragments may help researchers settle a long-standing debate about the evolution of Africa's Australopithecus, a key ancestor of modern humans that died out some 1.4 million years ago. The study, ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- McGill and University of Sao Paulo researchers identify new species of 70-million-year-old crocodile - with really big teeth and dog-shaped head.
How far will you go to avoid bad luck? Do you avoid walking under ladders, carry lucky charms, or perhaps instead perform special rituals before important meetings or sporting events?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tiny fossil teeth discovered in Inner Mongolia are a new species of birch mouse, indicating that ancestors of the small rodent are much older than previously reported, according to paleontologist Yuri Kimura, ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Research by University of Kansas professor David Frayer shows that distinctive markings on fossilized teeth correlate to the right or left-handedness of individual prehistoric humans.
For human ancestors, eating could be hard work.
A reptile that lived 275-million years ago in what is now Oklahoma is giving paleontologists a glimpse of the oldest known toothache.