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Scientists discover hints of life on early Earth

Scientists find fossil-like hints that some kind of life existed on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, when the planet was a mere volcanic toddler. That's 300 million years earlier for life to pop up than previously thought.

April 27, 2016
April 27, 2016

Taiwan finds 4,800-year-old fossil of mother cradling baby

Archaeologists in Taiwan have found a 4,800-year-old human fossil of a mother holding an infant child in her arms, museum officials says.

October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015

Scientists discover hints of life on early Earth

Scientists find fossil-like hints that some kind of life existed on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, when the planet was a mere volcanic toddler. That's 300 million years earlier for life to pop up than previously thought.

August 6, 2015
August 6, 2015

Ancient reptile with 'extremely long neck' unearthed in Alaska

The fossilized remains of an ancient marine reptile with an extremely long neck and paddlelike appendages have recently been uncovered in an unlikely place: the side of a cliff in Alaska, reports LiveScience.com.

July 24, 2015
July 24, 2015

4-legged snake ancestor 'dug burrows'

A 113-million-year-old fossil from Brazil is the first four-legged snake that scientists have ever seen.