Devonian Earth: A World of Giant Sea Scorpions, Deadly Armored Fish, and Early Amphibians
The Devonian Period, also known as the "Age of Fishes," saw the rise of a wide array of bizarre and terrifying fish. Placoderms (armored fish) and giant sea scorpions dominated Earth's oceans, and the first tetrapods moved onto land. Primitive trees emerged too, forming the world's earliest forests.
11 Intriguing Dinosaurs: Physical Appearance and Life Facts
Dinosaurs are fascinating organisms. Scientists are continuing to make new discoveries about the animals. Viewing life-sized dinosaur models can be educational.
Tyrannosaurus Rex: 5 Facts About the Tyrant Lizard King
Around 90 million years ago lived one of the most ferocious predators ever to have walked the earth. Here are five facts about the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
5 Incredible Animal Mummies and What They Have Taught Us
Over the past two decades, many exceptional animal mummies have been discovered and studied extensively in an attempt to better understand their lifestyles. Some are so well-preserved that their muscles, skin, stomachs, and brains remain intact. This article covers two dinosaurs and three mammals.
A Guide to Affordable Fossil Collecting
Many people believe that fossil collecting is a hobby best suited to those with a high amount of expendable income. However, authentic, high quality fossils can actually be purchased for only $50 or less. This article discusses some of the most affordable fossils and how to make a wise purchase.
10 Insanely Large Prehistoric Relatives of Modern-Day Animals
You wouldn't believe how big some of the prehistoric relatives of everyday animals really were.
10 Amazing Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Stegosauruses
Stegosaurus is one of the most well known and fascinating dinosaurs, but most people probably don't know much about these amazing prehistoric creatures.
Horns, Frills, and Gaps: An Interview With Paleontologist Peter Dodson
An interview with paleontologist Peter Dodson.
Exploring Extinction: An Interview With Gerta Keller
An interview with paleontologist and geologist Gerta Keller.
Top 5 Ice Age Predators of Prehistoric North America
Discover 5 of the most terrifying predators of the Ice Age that lived in North America during the Pleistocene Epoch, the time of the megafauna.
Coelacanth Fish Tops List of Prehistoric Animals Found Alive
Biologists were shocked when a strange prehistoric animal was found alive in 1938. The Coelacanth was presumed extinct for 65 million years.
Megalodon Shark vs. the Leviathan Whale: Who Would Win?
Who would win, the Livyatan (Leviathan) Melvillei, the massive predatory whale, or the Megalodon shark? Here's a look at what might have happened when these prehistoric sea monsters clashed.
Bringing Back Extinct Animals: Cloning Research and Concerns
Scientists are trying to bring extinct animals back to life by a process called cloning. The result would be de-extinction. The idea is controversial but exciting.
Sea Monsters of the Cretaceous
What makes the Cretaceous sea worse than any other in history is that there isn't just one predator to worry about, but a whole collection of them, including sharks, lightning fast killer fish and fearsome giant marine reptiles called mosasaurs.
After the Dinosaurs: Life in the Eocene
The extinction of the dinosaurs marked the end of one era, but heralded the beginning of another. It only took the Earth a few million years to recover from the after effects of the asteroid impact, but it was a changed world. This hub profiles one small corner of that world, in a time called the Eocene...
A History of Life on Earth: The Palaeozoic Era
The history of life series moves on to the period where not only complex lifeforms evolved but came to take over the world. But they didn't have everything their own way, the Paleozoic era bore witness to natural disasters that make our problems seem minute...
What If The Dinosaurs Had Never Died Out?
65 million years ago, a massive asteroid crashed into the Earth. It wiped out 70 per cent of all life, including the most successful, the dinosaurs. But what if the asteroid had missed? What would the world be like today, if the dinosaurs had survived...
The African Megafauna
Have you ever stopped and wondered why all the large and dangerous animals seem to live in Africa? Or why we seem to harbour an incurable fascination with monsters? The answers to these questions could well lie in our past, where our remote ancestors lived alongside Africa's real monsters...
The Bravest Little Millipede's Historical Landing
Millions of years ago, the bravest little millipede led his milli-troops out from the Rheic Ocean waters into one of Earth's first forests in hopes of escaping their predatory world. This story is based on the science of paleontology. Photos of fossils and artistic renderings accompany the story.
Identifying the Fossils and Corals (Crinoids, Bryozoans, Etc.) on the Beach of Lake Michigan
Whether you're walking along the shore or the vast beach of one of the Great Lakes, you may pick up what looks like a fossil and want to know more about what you're holding in your hand.
10 Facts About the Saber-Toothed Cats: A Prehistoric Kitty
The saber-toothed cat is a well-known prehistoric creature also known as the smilodon. Though most closely related to a lion, it is frequently called a saber-toothed tiger.