Researchers have captured the first-ever video footage of a live giant squid

It is the wellspring of such mythical monsters as the the Kraken, but the giant squid Architeuthis is the real deal. Carcasses of the massive cephalopods have been found washed ashore all over the world, but now, for the first time in history, scientists have captured footage of the beastie thousands of feet below the… » 1/08/13 8:40am 1/08/13 8:40am

Scientists have solved the 200-year-old mystery of this "monstrous" creature

For almost two hundred years, Cerataspis monstrosa — the otherworldly looking "monster larva" pictured here — has been turning up in the guts of everything from dolphins to tuna. But for as widely known as this larval creature is, its adult counterpart has managed to remain a mystery. » 8/29/12 8:00am 8/29/12 8:00am

Some dinosaurs may have been in trouble even without the asteroid

Sixty-five million years ago, an asteroid six miles in diameter cannoned into Earth. The collision triggered the catastrophic downfall of a vast and thriving dinosaurian ecosystem, ultimately ending with their extinction. Only that's not what happened. Not at all exactly. (Cue Sam Neill's voice.) » 5/02/12 9:55am 5/02/12 9:55am

Paleontologists discover 120-million-year-old "Ghost Dragon" in China

Which of the following hypothetical scenarios do you think would be more terrifying: a modern-day world inhabited by Pterosauria (famous for being the first known vertebrates to evolve the capability of flight), or a modern-day world inhabited by Dromaeosauridae (famous for their sickle-like killing claws, among other… » 2/29/12 3:30pm 2/29/12 3:30pm