fossils

Cracking The Mystery Of Fossil-Preserving Rocks

Rather than forming over millions of years, spherical rock formations known as concretions can form in just a matter of months, researchers say.

Seeing A Fossil Insect’s True Colors

What did the wings of a 200-million-year-old insect look like? Shiny and metallic, according to microscopic analyses.

The Stuff Of Nightmares: Long-tailed Spiders

Spiders that lived approximately 100 million years ago had long tails, according to research by Chinese scientists.

40,000-Year-Old Genome Reveals Patterns Of Early Human Migration

Genome-wide data from a 40,000-year-old man in China has revealed the complicated genetic history of Asia.

Finding Fossils With Forensic Science

Forensic science has helped researchers find evidence of ancient archaea in sedimentary rocks from the Permian and Lower Triassic periods.

Rare Fossil Sheds Light On Bird Evolution

Amateur fossil collectors in Japan have discovered an iconic marine diving bird heralded as the best-preserved hesperornithiform specimen from Asia.

Insect Fossils Shed Light On India’s Geological History

A new species of fungus gnat in Indian amber closely resembles its fossil relatives from Europe, disproving the concept of a strongly isolated Indian subcontinent.

First Complete Arowana Fossils Found

A fossilized arowana ancestor was found to have lived during the Eocene in China, giving a peek into the evolution of this highly-prized ornamental fish.

What Fossilized Feathers Can Tell Us About Dino Colors

Researchers have identified beta-keratin near microbodies in the feathers of a 130 million-year-old bird, hinting at its possible color.