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What Made Early Humans Smart

Walking upright made our ancestors easy prey. It also made them get smart.

Why We Love Dinosaurs

If museums of natural history are temples to science, dinosaurs are their shrines.

Gold Mining for Profit and Paleontology

How the Gold Rush and Fossil Rush came together.

Paving Over the Fossil Record

Why isn’t India doing more to protect its rare evolutionary record?

Ingenious: Kirk Johnson

The director of the National Museum of Natural History on how we get into science.

It’s a Fishapod!

The story behind the discovery of the four-legged fish.

The Day the Mesozoic Died

How the story of the dinosaurs’ demise was uncovered.

Ingenious: Ian Tattersall

The meaning of home in human evolution.

Reading the Book of Life in Prehistoric Dung

“Paleoscatologist” Karen Chin has uncovered the humble origin of life after dinosaurs.