Skip to main content

The Latest

  • Spinosaurus: The largest carnivorous dinosaur was also a bizarre swimmer
    Spinosaurus: The largest carnivorous dinosaur was also a bizarre swimmer
    A fossil unearthed in Morocco has finally given scientists a good look at Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, a dinosaur paleontologists and researchers have known about for a century but had only scant fossil remains and drawings upon which to base their...
  • Fashionable and functional gifts for Father's Day
    Fashionable and functional gifts for Father's Day
    Men aren't always the best at picking out and buying clothes for themselves. If they can still wear the same pants that they wore in high school you can guarantee that they're probably still wearing them. Give the father in your life the...
  • Last minute Mother's Day presents that match your mom's style personality
    Last minute Mother's Day presents that match your mom's style personality
    Did you know that this Mother's Day is the 100th anniversary of the holiday? Made an official holiday in 1914, the day was actually designated to celebrate mothers who have lost sons to the war. Today Mother's Day is a celebration of all...
  • Fossil Announces Five Winners in Global Tin Competition
    Fossil Announces Five Winners in Global Tin Competition
    Fossil, the iconic American lifestyle brand, has announced the five remaining finalists for its global Tin Design Contest.The five winners will each receive a cash prize and have their designs produced into actual tins, other top 30 finalists will...
  • A high-resolution x-ray scan of the 305-million-year-old harvestman fossil (Hastocularis argus).
    Ancient daddy long legs had four eyes
    Prashant Sharma, a postdoctoral researcher in the American Museum of Natural History Division of Invertebrate Zoology, and Dr. Russell Garwood, a paleontologist in the University of Manchester's School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental...
  • Coelacanth - from evidence to tall tale (or is it tall “tail”?)
    Coelacanth - from evidence to tall tale (or is it tall “tail”?)
    What do you do when 1) your theory calls for gradual change from fish to human over an expanse of time, 2) you find some nice fish fossils to which you can point, 3) you point to modern day humans, 4) you tell a nice impressive sounding story full...
  • The two partial limb fossils from the ancient sea turtle Atlantochelys mortoni fit together perfectly, leaving little room for doubt that they are from the same bone.
    Largest Cretaceous turtle ever found discovered in New Jersey
    The two ends of the front leg bone of a Cretaceous Period turtle species were connected after more than 160 years by researchers at Drexel University and the New Jersey State Museum according to their report in the March 25, 2014, issue of the...
  • At left: Cretophasmomima melanogramma at right: Membranifolia admirabilis.
    Oldest stick insect ever known found in Mongolia
    Maomin Wang from Capital Normal University in Beijing, China and colleagues from China, France, and Germany reported the discovery of the oldest known fossil stick insects ever found in the March 19, 2014, edition of the journal Public Library of...
  • Model reconstruction of Eusthenopteron at the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart.
    Earliest known evidence of limb bone marrow reported
    The earliest known evidence of limb bone marrow in a vertebrate was reported by scientists at Uppsala University in Sweden and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in France in the March 19, 2014, edition of the journal Proceedings...
  • 48-million-year-old bird and mammal footprints from the Early Eocene Green River Formation.
    World’s oldest bird eggshells found in Japan
    The world’s oldest bird eggshells have been verified by Yoichi Azuma, professor of paleontology at Fukui Prefectural University’s Dinosaur Research Institute, and colleagues according to a March 18, 2014, article at the Asahi Shimbum...
  • This is the ostracod Luprisca incuba, showing limbs and eggs, from 450 million-year old-rocks of New York State.
    New fossils show brooding behavior 450 million years ago
    The earliest known fossil evidence of brooding behavior was presented in the March 13, 2014, edition of the journal Current Biology by a team of researchers led by University of Leicester geologist Professor David Siveter.The newly discovered...
  • whale fossil
    Incredibly rare whale fossils found in northern Chile
    One hundred twenty feet above sea level is not the first place you’d expect to find signs of sea life, but that’s where highway workers found whale skeletons. According to a Feb. 25 report from the Washington Post, highway workers in...
  • Fossil Launches Global Tin Design Contest
    Fossil Launches Global Tin Design Contest
    This year marks the 30th anniversary of Fossil! To celebrate, Fossil is hosting a tin design contest.From the very beginning Fossil has housed its watches in whimsical tins and now is your chance to create a winning design of your own!The theme...
  • Professor Ewan Fordyce examines the Papahu skull.
    New species of ancient dolphin discovered in New Zealand
    Dr. Gabriel Aguirre and Professor Ewan Fordyce from Department of Geology at the University of Otago in New Zealand announced their discovery of a new ancient fossil dolphin species in the Jan. 22, 2014, edition of the Journal of Vertebrate...
  • This is an updated illustration of Tiktaalik roseae in its natural environment.
    New fossil discovery shows fish emerged on land with four limbs
    The first known fossils of the rear-end of Tiktaalik roseae show that the first fish that crawled onto land to become land animals had a well-developed hind limb according to research published by Dr. Neil Shubin, Robert R. Bensley Distinguished...