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LOOK: Stunning 'Paleoart' Will Beam You Back Into A Ferocious Prehistoric World

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science

Ever wish you could jump in a time machine and travel back to the age of dinosaurs? What were terrifying prehistoric beasts like megalodon and T. rex ...

Fossil Holds Clues To Prehistoric Beast's Origins

Posted 03.15.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/15/2013 11:56 AM EDT on LiveScience A new genus and species of extinct saber-toothed cat ha...

Ancient 'Crocs' Chowed Down On Baby Dinos, Fossils Suggest

Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/27/2013 05:05 PM EST on LiveScience Crocodile-like beasts may have nibbled on young dinosa...

Andres Jauregui

YIKES: Ancient 'Jaws' Sported Teeth Like Circular Saw

HuffingtonPost.com | Andres Jauregui | Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

It's a mystery that has puzzled paleontologists for a century, but scientists are now gaining a better understanding of a bizarre prehistoric fish cal...

Is THIS The Common Ancestor Of All Mammals?

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.09.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON — New research pinpoints how the torch passed from one dominant creature on Earth to another, from the brutish dinosaur to the crafty...

Spiky Sea Creatures Lived HOW Long Ago?

Posted 02.04.2013 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner Published: 02/04/2013 11:37 AM EST on LiveScience The remains of eight new species of crustaceans, including the oldest known sp...

Fossils Cast Doubt On 'Killer Walrus' Claims

Posted 01.17.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 01/17/2013 12:16 PM EST on LiveScience A "killer walrus" thought to have terrorized the North P...

Fossilized Fangs Cast Doubt On Saber-Tooth Theory

Posted 12.31.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 12/28/2012 10:55 AM EST on LiveScience Saber-toothed cats apparently did not go extinct for...

Armored Fish Fossils Help Scientists Solve Long-Standing Mystery

Posted 10.18.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/17/2012 01:12 PM EDT on LiveScience A set of jaws can invoke visions of deadly toothy shar...

Ancient 'Super-Croc' Had Strange Eating Strategy, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 10.04.2012 | Science

New research by scientists at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland reveals that prehistoric crocodiles--long thought to be practically unchanged fr...

Foreign Leader Joins Battle Over Dinosaur Skeleton

Posted 05.24.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/24/2012 08:12 AM EDT on LiveScience A fossilized dinosaur that was once at the top of i...

Ancient Beast Unearthed On Island Was Smallest Of Its Type

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/08/2012 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience The smallest dwarf mammoth, standing at under 4 feet...

Woolly Mammoth Extinction Gets Surprising New Explanation

| Posted 03.06.2012 | Science

The past few tens of millennia were hard times for the "megafauna" of the world. Hundreds of big-bodied species—from the mammoths of North America t...

PHOTOS: Dinosaurs Tormented By Colossal Fleas, Fossil Study Shows

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Jurassic era, even the flea was a beast, compared to its minuscule modern descendants. These pesky bloodsuckers were nearly...

Coyotes Used To Be Way Bigger, Fossils Suggest

Posted 02.28.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/27/2012 03:06 PM EST on LiveScience In ancient times, when woolly mammoths and cave bear...