At the Intel Developers Conference—the company’s chance once per year to talk about more than just chips (but also chips)—Fossil along with Intel took the covers off its first wearable, an Android Wear smartwatch that still remains mysteriously unnamed.
In this photo, staff members from the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and the San Diego Natural History Museum are X-raying a 500,000-year-old mammoth skull fragment in the NMCSD radiology department on Monday. Man, those are some pretty massive teeth.
Smartwatches are infinitely fascinating. For one, their growth is incredible. This time last year, we had Samsung's overpriced Gear, Pebble, and a Sony timepiece or two. Now we have Android Wear and a dozen options to choose from, and possibly the biggest game changer will be revealed in 48 hours.
Geology is a science of untangling mysteries written in the rocks, but dating fossilized spider footprints is a special sort of challenge. Stratigraphic principles and careful reasoning can identify these particular footprints as 190 million years old, created by a prehistoric spider out for a stroll.
George is a male Lambeosaurus, except for his head, which is female, and one of his toes, which is fake. George hails from the prehistoric swamps of Alberta, but relocated to Vancouver where his bones are squished in plaster on a cramped museum wall. George is my first dinosaur.
Did you have fun as a first-person palaeontologist uncovering dino-eggs in the Gobi Desert? Here's another video leading up to that moment, once again from the Google-Glass First-Person Perspective
We are living in the future. Need proof? Now from the comfort of your computer, you can experience a first-person view of excavating and packing a dinosaur nest for further study.
Almost every state has a state fossils, but not South Carolina. Inspired by a letter from an 8-year-old girl, a pair of legislators in South Carolina are addressing its paleontological neglect by trying to honour the woolly mammoth. Alas, it isn't that easy.
In the market for a beautifully preserved, 150-million-year-old, 55-foot long Diplodocus skeleton? HAVE WE GOT A DEAL FOR YOU. A 19-foot tall sauropod specimen (goes by the name of "Misty"), will be up for auction next month, and is expected to fetch close to a million dollars. But the greatest cost could be to…
Dinosaurs usually hog all the prehistoric attention, but their winged cousins the pterosaurs are enjoying some newfound notoriety after big fossil discoveries in places as far afield as Brazil and the UK's Isle of Wight. The latter discovery gets extra points for adorableness, as the pterosaur fossil's discover and…
A tooth recently discovered in Argentina is an incredible 75 millimeters, or nearly 3 inches long. What's more, the tooth belonged to a member of the titanosaurs, a group of gigantic sauropods similar to brachiosaurus and apatosaurus. And it might just be the biggest of the bunch.
This rather imposing two-horned rhino skull is 9.2 million years old, which means it predates when our earliest hominid ancestors diverged from chimpanzees. And a skull like this deserves a badass origin story. Spoiler alert: it involves volcanoes and decapitation.
The plant-eating dinosaur Fruitadens wouldn't strike much fear into a poodle, let alone your average dinosaur. Less than a meter long and weighing under a kilogram, Fruitadens seems wholly unremarkable apart from its tininess. But just look inside its mouth.
Dinosaurs once ruled the Earth — but now it appears they ruled in Hell. Ancient charcoal deposits suggest wildfires ran rampant throughout the Cretaceous period, meaning dinosaurs had to spend 80 million years looking out for the next inferno.
Well, "too dumb to live" might be an unfair characterization. But dodos are legendary for their complete lack of a survival instinct when it came to humans. Turns out humans weren't the only threat they just never quite understood.
Just under two million years old, Australopithecus sediba has attracted attention ever since its 2008 discovery because of its mix of ancient and modern traits. It's been hailed as the direct ancestor of the Homo genus...but that might be impossible.
150 million years ago, a flying reptile saw a fish in the waters of the Jurassic Ocean. The reptile caught its prey...and then was almost immediately grabbed by a much larger fish. That's when things really started to go wrong.