Scientists Discover New Bug Species Because of Its Weird Dick

The new speciesPhoto: DiGirolmo et al (Eur. Journal of Entomology) A nearly 500-acre cemetery cuts through…

Turtle Embryos May Be Able to Choose Their Own Sex, Study Finds

A turtle embryo in the egg.Photo: Ye at al (Current Biology (2019)) New research suggests that…

Tiny Fossil Tooth Found in the Amazon May Have Come From Ancient, Baseball-Size Monkey

The tooth.Image: Duke SMIF In a single tooth, scientists might have discovered the smallest fossil monkey…

Undead Tree Stump Is Being Kept Alive By Neighboring Trees

The kauri tree stump (left) and a living tree belonging to the same species (right).Image: Sebastian…

Fossilized Teeth Suggest Some Ancient Crocodiles Were Vegetarians

Two ancient herbivorous crocodyliforms, Chimaerasuchus (left) and Pakasuchus (right).Image: Jorge Gonzalez/Gizmodo Alligators and crocodiles are some…

Ancient Bird Weighed Nearly 1,000 Pounds but Could Still Haul Ass Like an Ostrich

Artist’s impression of Pachystruthio dmanisensis, an unusually large bird that lived nearly 2 million years ago…

During the Ice Age, Long-Legged Hyenas Prowled the Arctic

Artist’s impression of the ancient Arctic hyenas. Illustration: Julius T. Csotonyi A pair of fossilized teeth…

‘Spectacular’ Opal-Laced Fossils Reveal Previously Unknown Australian Dinosaur

Artist’s impression of Fostoria dhimbangunmal.Illustration: James Kuether Paleontologists in Australia have identified a previously unknown plant-eating…

Incredible Fossil Shows Coordinated Swimming in a School of Extinct Fish

The remarkable fossil showing a school of fish in action. Image: Mizumoto et al./Proceedings of the…

New Breakthrough Means We Can Finally Detect the Color Red in Ancient Fossils

Artist’s impression of the 3 million-year-old mouse with reddish coloring. Illustration: Stuart Pond and Greg Stewart/SLAC…