A rare whale fossil lodged in a 1,000-pound boulder was pulled from a Southern California backyard Friday. The rare whale fossil is one of about 20 baleen fossils known to exist.
While the new specimen is not a direct ancestor to big cats like tigers, lions, and jaguars, it is closely related to the snow leopard.
It says something that, in an age of social media and video gaming networks, kids still go wild for ant farms — the classic toy that provides a cross section view of the tunnels and chamber network of an ant colony.
The unearthing of a fuzzy ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex in China casts doubt on the image of the king of dinosaurs as a scaly beast.
Pregnant fossil: The remains of a plesiosaur, who was carrying a baby, have been found in the midwestern US. The pregnant fossil was over 15 feet long.