Scientists Resurrect The Dodo With 3D Laser Scanning

More than three centuries after the last of its species walked on the isle of Mauritius, the skeleton of the dodo bird has been recreated using 3D scanning technology. The virtual model is enabling scientists to reconstruct how it walked, moved and lived to a level of detail that has never been possible before. » 11/07/14 6:40am 11/07/14 6:40am

This Gigantic Ancient Kangaroo Didn't Hop — It Actually Walked

For millions of years there lived a rather large species of kangaroo in Australia called sthenurines. Weighing in at 550 pounds and featuring a 6'6" frame, these Pleistocene creatures must have been an awesome site — an animal made all the more remarkable by virtue of the fact that they walked around on their feet… » 10/16/14 6:20am 10/16/14 6:20am

Haunting Cave Paintings in Indonesia Are the Oldest in the World

This stencil of a graceful, outstretched hand was discovered in a cave on an Indonesian island. And now we know that it's more than 39,900 years old. That makes it the oldest painting in the world, at least so far, and shows that humans in Asia developed symbolic expression at the same time as humans in Europe. » 10/08/14 1:30pm 10/08/14 1:30pm

New Evidence That Aquatic And Land-Based Archosaurs Fought One Another

During the Late Triassic, some huge reptiles lived on land, others lived in the water, and it's long been believed that they didn't typically interact with one another. But the discovery of a tooth lodged in a 220-million-year-old thighbone reveals that two prehistoric carnivores frequently skirmished across their… » 9/29/14 9:20am 9/29/14 9:20am