New illustrated map of the Pangaea supercontinent is right out of the…

Australian freelance illustrator Richard Morden has put together a whimsical and surprisingly accurate map of Pangaea, the massive supercontinent that dominated the Earth over 200 million years ago. With the caption, "Our world long ago with lands joined together, when first appeared beasties of fur and of feather,"… » 1/22/13 9:40am 1/22/13 9:40am

The World's Next Supercontinent: Amasia!


The United States hasn't always had the closest relationship with China or Russia. But give us a few hundred million years, and we could be a lot more unified: A new prediction for the motion of the continents suggests that the Americas and Asia will smoosh together at the north to form the supercontinent dubbed… » 2/08/12 12:33pm 2/08/12 12:33pm

Google Maps finds mammal-like "hypercarnivore" who ruled Earth long…

Paleontologists recently spotted a suspiciously bare patch of land on a Brazilian farm on Google Maps, and they headed out to dig for fossils. This terrifying-looking creature, a dog-sized predator that ruled 260 million years ago, is the awesome result. » 1/18/12 3:40pm 1/18/12 3:40pm

A history of supercontinents on planet Earth

Earth's continents are constantly changing, moving and rearranging themselves over millions of years - affecting Earth's climate and biology. Every few hundred million years, the continents combine to create massive, world-spanning supercontinents. Here's the past and future of Earth's supercontinets. » 1/27/11 2:31pm 1/27/11 2:31pm

The great-grandfather of the vicious T. Rex weighed only 10 pounds

About 230 million years ago, a tiny meat-eating dinosaur roamed South America looking for prey. It measured just four feet from long from head to tail, but it was the ancestor of all meat-eating dinosaurs, including the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex. » 1/13/11 3:53pm 1/13/11 3:53pm