It turns out that the asteroid wasn't the only thing that did in the dinosaurs.
A cold snap may be responsible for the retreat of crocodilians millions of years ago
The Sumatran rhino has finally become extinct in the wild in Malaysia.
Scientists are learning a bit more about the evolution in the Caribbean with the help of the first ever salamander found frozen in amber.
Most people don't think mass extinctions are a good thing. Now, though, researchers have found that these extinctions may actually accelerate evolution, unleashing new creativity in adaptations.
Scientists may have discovered how saber-toothed tigers first developed their massive teeth.
A strange, prehistoric worm has been discovered that once lived 500 million years ago. The worm, which was covered in spikes and had legs, actually was one of the first animals on Earth to develop armor for protection.
Scientists have uncovered a strange, otherworldly creature that once lived half a billion years ago. This nightmarish, work-like animal had legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail.
More and more species are becoming at risk for extinction. The IUCN Red List now includes 77,340 assessed species, of which 22,784 are threatened with extinction.
How does elevation impact evolution? That's exactly what scientists have asked themselves as they've examined the mammals of the ancient past.
Researchers from the Institut Català de Paleontologia, Spain and colleagues created a 3D model of the endangered Chinese giant salamander to reveal just how the creature feeds on prey. The animal captures prey that is quickly scooped up in front of it. However, it can also survey the area for any q...