A well preserved, 125-million-year-old bird wing found in central Spain helped researchers to determine the evolution of flight, according to a recent study.
Researchers are now able to determine why the modern day giraffe has a long neck, apart form It allowing them to find more vegetation or it used to fight.
Scientists have discovered a new species of human relative that may tell researchers a bit more about human evolution. The new discovery, in particular, shows how this ancient species, Homo naledi, moved and walked in its environment.
Scientists may have solved a long-running mystery about the first stages of plant life on Earth. They found that our planet was once covered with a film of ancient alga that was able to inhabit land before it went on to evolve in the world's first plant.
Snakes may not have arms or legs, but they do have the blueprints for them in their genome.
A flea that's been frozen in time may possess bacteria that's the ancestor of the Black Death. Scientists have discovered a flea preserved in amber with tiny bacteria that could have eventually evolved into the dreaded strain of the bubonic plague.
It turns out that Australia's first human residents may have had to deal with giant, killer lizards. Scientists have found that Australia's early human inhabitants and giant apex predator lizards actually overlapped.
Scientists have uncovered a new lineage of extinct sharks that didn't eat meat, but instead feasted on plankton. The sharks once lived in warm oceans during the age of the dinosaurs, nearly 100 million years ago.
Researchers may have found specimens of Africa's earliest known coelacanth. The creature is dated to be about 360 million years old, and was discovered in South Africa's Eastern Cape.
A group of scientists have discovered that a mysterious "living fossil" may not have changed much on the outside, but it's definitely evolved genetically.
Scientists have released the "tree of life" for a staggering 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes.