Prehistory

Ye Olde Bread

The Oldest Bread Ever Found Dates Back 14,400 Years and Predates Agriculture

The discovery suggests that Natufian hunter-gatherers baked bread from wild grains long before it was cultivated from crops.
Becky Ferreira
7.16.18
prehistoric women

Prehistoric Women Were Probably Very Ripped

A new study of prehistoric bones reveals how much manual labor they did.
Samantha Cole
11.29.17
Extinct Predators

This Extinct Wolf-Sized Otter Demolished Prey With Its Forceful Bite

This 110-pound otter that lived 6 million years ago had a powerful bite, and was likely a top predator.
Becky Ferreira
11.9.17
herpes

This Paleolithic Dick Gave Us Genital Herpes

Nuts to you, Nutcracker Man.
Becky Ferreira
10.2.17
Meat and Greet

Inside the World of the 'Bitcoin Carnivores'

Why a small community of Bitcoin users is eating meat exclusively.
Jordan Pearson
9.29.17
Triassic Bowel Movements

This Beautiful Ancient Poop Contains Triassic Fish Bones and Beetles Wings

The land before potty time.
Becky Ferreira
8.24.17
The Land Before Time

Feast Your Eyes on These Artistic Visions of Earth's Prehistoric Past

Upside-down unicorns are involved.
Becky Ferreira
6.29.17
Canada

This Ice Cream Cone Shaped Creature Finally Has a Home on the Tree of Life

20-year-old Toronto undergrad Joe Moysiuk helped solve a paleontological mystery.
Bryson Masse
1.11.17
dinosaurs

This 'Pickled' Dinosaur Brain Was Miraculously Preserved for 133 Million Years

“We are simply amazed that we have any structures present given how delicate these things are.”
Becky Ferreira
10.27.16
earth

The Badass Beaver-Like Mammal That Outlived the Dinosaurs

Kimbetopsalis simmonsae isn’t bothered by cataclysmic asteroid impacts.
Becky Ferreira
10.5.15
climate change

An Ancient Virus Was Just Thawed and Used to Infect a Plant

Climate change could thaw out long dead viruses, and new research suggests that they might still be virulent.
Jason Koebler
10.27.14
Art

World’s Oldest Art Confirms Humans Have Loved Animal Pictures for 40,000 Years

It also proves that Europe’s paleolithic people didn’t have a monopoly on art.
Becky Ferreira
10.8.14