New research supports the idea that pulses of nutrients flushed from Devonian forests fueled ocean algae blooms that suffocated marine life.
The new species unearthed in Patagonia belongs to a group called abelisaurids, which resembled tyrannosaurs with short, bumpy faces.
Artificial "protocells" suggest the complex biochemical mechanisms used by living cells could have originated in simple bubbles.
New discovery of ancient phosphorus-bearing minerals challenges assumptions about the way early life evolved.
Ancient sediments reveal that shortly after emerging from the sea, microbial life may have adapted to survive in acidic lakes.
Scientists recently uncovered the ancient dens of 2-meter-long worms.
New findings suggest fingerprints and sweat work together in "fight or flight" survival responses.
The armor might help leafcutter ants defend the valuable fungus they grow for food.
Scientists can identify plants by the light they reflect.