Melting ice within permafrost on the Siberian Arctic is uncovering many prehistoric secrets buried beneath thousand years old ice, including parts of mammoth tusk, woolly rhinoceros bone and perfectly preserved lion cub. Record-breaking heatwaves have increased the melting of Siberian permafrost, releasing methane and uncovering
Fossils of a new species of giant prehistoric rhino discovered in China in 2015 belong to the largest land mammal to have walked the planet. Found in northwest China’s Gansu province, fossils of the giant prehistoric rhino indicate that it lived over 26 million years
After years of research, scientists have found a new dinosaur species in Australia, which is one of the largest species on the planet. This confirmation was made over a decade after cattle farmers first uncovered bones of the animal. According to a research paper, published
Human-induced climate change has caused various catastrophic alterations in the natural order of the planet. However, these alterations have enabled the human race to study various natural processes that have taken place over millions of years, such as the discovery of the million-years-old fossilized plants
Paleontology – the study of the history of life on earth has always brought interesting things to light. Paleogenetics has emerged as an innovative tool to study the evolution of life on the planet. Until very recently, the oldest DNA extracted and studied was that
Nature works in the most mysterious ways ever – its wonderful medium of enacting information through various fossil sample preserved for millions of years is truly inspiring. Fossilized tree resin, known as amber, has also offered paleontologists some extraordinary insight into the ancient ecosystems and
It was a historic day for the scientific community when in 2016, a gold miner excavating permafrost in Yukon, Canada, in the Klondike gold fields near Dawson City, came across a mummified carcass of an ancient grey wolf (Canis lupus). Then unearthed, the 57,000 years
The remains of the first-ever perfectly-preserved grown cave bear have been found in the Lyakhovsky Islands near Russia. Although scientists have discovered remains of this prehistoric animal many times in the past too, it is the first instance where they have found an intact carcass.