Massive Prehistoric Crocodile Emerges From Australia

The Paludirex vincenti crocdile.

A prehistoric croc measuring more than five meters long — dubbed the ‘swamp king’ — ruled Southeastern Queensland waterways only a few million years ago. (Image: via Pixabay)

African Crocodiles Lived in Spain 6 Million Years Ago

A crocodile next to a mastodon elephant.

A crocodile next to a mastodon of the genus Anancus and primitive horses of the genus Hipparion in a similar environment to what could have been Valencia 6 million years ago. (Image: José Antonio Peñas (SINC))

Smallest Homo Erectus Cranium in Africa and Diverse Stone Tools Found

The DAN5 Homo erectus cranium.

The DAN5 cranium, top/front view. (Image: Dr. Michael J. Rogers via Southern Connecticut State University)

Research Offers Insight Into How Oldest Microfossils Formed

Fossil shells.

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have uncovered evidence of a new type of fossilization that may explain how some of Earth’s oldest microfossils formed. (Image: via Pixabay)

Team Collaborates to Raise Prehistoric ‘Hell Ants’ to Life

A team from NJIT’s College of Science and Liberal Arts and College of Architecture and Design embarks on a collaboration to reconstruct ant species from the age of the dinosaurs. (Image: P. Barden, H.W. Herhold, D.A. Grimaldi)

A Community With Modern Urban Problems 9,000 Years Ago

Excavations in a number of Neolithic buildings at Catalhoyuk. (Image: Scott Haddow)

66-Million-Year-Old Deathbed Linked to Dinosaur-Killing Meteor

A meteor impact 66 million years ago generated a tsunami-like wave in an inland sea that killed and buried fish, mammals, insects, and a dinosaur, the first victims of Earth’s last mass extinction event. The death scene from within an hour of the impact has been excavated at an unprecedented fossil site in North Dakota. (Image: via Robert DePalma)

Prehistoric Worm ‘Superhighway’ Discovered

Prehistoric worms populated the sea bed 500 million years ago — evidence that life was active in an environment thought uninhabitable until now, research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows. (Image: University of Saskatchewan)

Fearsome Shark Takes Down a Pterosaur in Mid-Flight

A shark taking down a flying pterosaur.

A USC scientist has documented the prehistoric occurrence of a shark species battling a pterosaur, a flying reptile. (Image: Illustration via Mark Witton)

250,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Teeth Found to Have Lead Exposure

The finding of 175,000-year-old structures deep inside a cave in France suggests that Neanderthals ventured underground and were responsible for some of the earliest constructions made by hominins. (Image: via Pixabay)