Terrifying "Living Fossil" Caught Off The Coast Of Australia

Frilled sharks have been around for 80 million years, but they are very rarely seen. So it was quite the event when one of these "living fossils" was snared in an Australian fishing net last week. » 1/21/15 10:20am 1/21/15 10:20am

12 of the most astounding 'living fossils' known to science

Coined by Charles Darwin, the term "living fossils" is used to describe living creatures that have stood the test of time — hardy and resilient organisms that have remained largely unchanged for millions of years. Here are some of of the most incredible examples of nature not fixing what ain't broke. » 1/22/14 10:00am 1/22/14 10:00am

Researchers find missing link fungi in university pond


The filthy water feature is a mainstay of many a campus, be it shopping cart filled river, a grimy fountain, or the moat around Evil University. While we all expect some sort of shoggoth to stumble out one day, it turns out that these bodies of water could be incredibly beneficial to science. Researchers at the… » 5/14/11 9:45am 5/14/11 9:45am