A new discovery regarding the nature of ancient plesiosaurs has prompted several scientists to declare that the existence of the legendary Loch Ness Monster is “plausible”, at least in regard to the elusive cryptid’s chosen freshwater habitat. The discovery in question involves the recovery of small plesiosaur fossils in a 100 million-year-old
Researchers recently discovered a fossil of what may be the oldest known multicellular organism, dated to roughly one billion years ago. Although there are a few known multicellular organisms that predated the sudden emergence of complex life 500 million years ago, the discovery of this ancient creature pushes back the
High atop the Tibetan Plateau, a Buddhist monk ventured to Baishiya Karst Cave, a sacred Buddhist sanctuary, to pray and meditate. During his sojourn there, the monk, whose name has since been lost to the passage of time, found a portion of a fossilized jawbone, yet another “holy bone” that
After having been hidden away in a private collection for a decade-and-a-half, a new, extremely novel species of dinosaur has been discovered — and it’s one that’s odd-looking enough for researchers to have assumed at first that it might have been a fake. While its body resembles the infamous Velociraptor of Jurassic Park fame, it has a swan-like head and neck, and what appear to be penguin-like flippers, in place of the grasping arms that would typically be found on fossils like this.