Articles by

Carolyn Gramling

Glowing spider fossils may exist thanks to tiny algae’s goo 

The secret ingredient for fossil preservation at a famous French site wouldn’t be found in a Julia...

The mysterious Hiawatha crater in Greenland is 58 million years old

The powerful impact that created a mysterious crater at the northwestern edge of Greenland’s ice sheet happened...

Fossils show a crocodile ancestor dined on a young dinosaur

For the first time, scientists have found indisputable evidence that an ancient crocodile ancestor chowed down on...

Sunlight helps clean up oil spills in the ocean more than previously thought

Sunlight may have helped remove as much as 17 percent of the oil slicking the surface of...

Fossils reveal that pterosaurs puked pellets

Picture it: Two hungry pterosaurs, one adult and one juvenile, settle down to dig in to a...

What the Tonga volcano’s past tells us about what to expect next

On January 15, an underwater volcano in the island nation of Tonga erupted with the explosive force...

This dinosaur had a weapon shaped like an Aztec war club on its tail

A newly discovered species of ankylosaur had a bizarre club on its tail unlike that of any...

Some dinosaurs may have lived in herds as early as 193 million years ago

A treasure trove of fossilized eggs, nests and skeletons represents the earliest evidence yet of dinosaurs traveling...