The genome of a human from an unknown population has been recovered from cave dirt

A cup of mud buried under the floor of a cave for millennia has just yielded the genome of an ancient human. Analysis reveals traces of a woman who lived 25,000 years ago, before the last ice age; and while we don’t know much about her, she represents an important scientific achievement: the feasibility of … Read more

A Triassic bug was first found perfectly preserved in dinosaur poopka

Way back in the Late Triassic, in what is now modern Poland, a long-snouted dinosaur ate a large meal of green algae and then took a poop. It was a day like any other for the animal, but for us, about 230 million years later, those highly fossilized droppings have revealed a whole family of … Read more

Who would win in a fight?

Scorpions and tarantulas are two ancient arachnids that have roamed the Earth for hundreds of millions of years – even before the time of the dinosaurs. And the question of who would win in a fight has been the subject of countless YouTube videos, online forums, and even research papers. Well, with over 900 species … Read more