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New Bird-Like Dinosaur Related to Archaeopteryx

Three Feathered Tyrannosaurs Discovered

Woolly Mammoth DNA Adapted for Ice Age Survival

Rare Find: Three New Dinosaurs From Australia

Flute Belonged to Early Humans

Jurassic Dino Provides Clues to Bird Wing Evolution

Hobbit-Like Human Ancestor Found

Evolution Can Occur in Less Than Ten Years

Gigantic Trilobite Fossils Found in Portugal

Woolly Mammoth DNA Sequenced


Blog: Evolution Planet

Growing up I was taught that the universe and everything in it was created in six days around six thousand years ago. Today, it astounds me to look at the natural world and try to comprehend how it could make sense outside of an evolutionary framework...Read more at

Dino Field Guide: Tyrannosaurus rex

Tons of information about Tyrannosaurus rex, the king of dinosaurs.

Dino Field Guide: Velociraptor

Learn all about Velociraptor, the "killing-claw" predator.

Planet News Archives

Check out these news stories from the original Stories date from 2003 and earlier.

Suchomimus: The dinosaur with a Crocodile Skull

Suchomimus was a cousin to Spinosaurus, the dinosaur of Jurassic Park fame. Both animals had unusually long skulls with jaws full of teeth. Paleontologist Paul Sereno lead a team to Africa where they uncovered a Suchomimus skeleton.

Paleo Artist Karen Carr

Journey back in time with natural history artist Karen Carr. Her work includes dinosaur and ice age animal paintings and can be seen in world-famous natural history museums.

Rock Layers: Timeline of Life on Earth

Evolution is a complicated subject. While everybody understands that black bears are related to grizzly bears and we can even figure they are related to extinct bears, lots of people wonder how sc...Read More

Your Very Own Time Machine

Your Very Own Time Machine: Buying Your First Telescope Yes, telescopes let you literally see back in time. From light years in the case of the nearest stars, to millions and b...Read More

Interview with Dr. Mary R. Dawson

Dr. Mary R. Dawson is the curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pennsylvania and the chairperson of the Division of Earth Sciences. She has led a dist...Read More

Interview with Dinosaur Hunter Dr. Steve Nicklas

Dr. Steve Nicklas is a dinosaur paleontologist and professional fossil hunter. He has a PhD in Field Archaeology and Archaeology of the Roman Provinces from the University of London. In ...Read More

Video Interview with an Alaskan Paleontologist

Dr. Anne Pasch talks about evidence that dinosaurs lived in Alaska.

Robert T. Bakker: Legend of Paleontology

In 1955, a lowly fourth grader read a magazine article on the mysterious beasts called dinosaurs. The article and its dramatic illustrations captivated that ten-year-old’s fascination, and since that...Read More

How to collect Fossils

Believe it or not, there are probably fossils to be collected within a few miles from where you are right now! The best way to find these localities is to join a fossil club. Most clubs cost only a few dollars to join, or are free, and give back much in return.

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Velociraptor slashing & killing claw
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