This Crazy-Looking Creature Was The Ocean's First Filter-Feeding Giant

Behold Aegirocassis benmoulae, an extinct creature that swam through the Earth's oceans some 480-million years ago. Discovered by paleontologists in Morocco, it possessed modified legs, gills on its back — and a filter system for feeding. Remarkably, it's the oldest known animal to fill an ecological niche now… » 3/12/15 1:40pm 3/12/15 1:40pm

This Is What The Paleo Diet Was Really Like

Reconstructions of human evolution are prone to simple, overly-tidy scenarios. Our ancestors, for example, stood on two legs to look over tall grass, or began to speak because, well, they finally had something to say. Like much of our understanding of early hominid behavior, the imagined diet of our ancestors has… » 2/19/15 2:30pm 2/19/15 2:30pm

Dinosaur 13 And The Story of Sue

Sue is the most famous Tyrannosaurus rex fossil in the world, marking a turning point in tension between commercial and academic collectors. The documentary Dinosaur 13 tells her story, but it misses out on so many intricate details that make the true story so much richer. Read on for the review. » 12/31/14 9:05pm 12/31/14 9:05pm