Articles by

Carolyn Gramling

Newborn megalodon sharks were larger than most adult humans

“Baby shark” has taken on a whole new meaning. Newborn megalodon sharks were supersized fish larger than...

Wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes broke all kinds of records in 2020

2020 was a year of unremitting extreme climate events, from heat waves to wildfires to hurricanes, many...

How massive long-necked dinosaurs rose to rule the Jurassic herbivores

Long-necked sauropods, the largest animals ever to walk on Earth, may have thundered into dominance during the...

Once hurricanes make landfall, they’re lingering longer and staying stronger

Atlantic hurricanes are taking longer to weaken after making landfall than they did 50 years ago, thanks...

An ancient amphibian is the oldest known animal with a slingshot tongue

A tiny amphibian that lived 99 million years ago had a secret weapon: A tongue that shot...

Bat-winged dinosaurs were clumsy fliers

Only two dinosaur species are known to have had wings made out of stretched skin, like bats....

Cannibalism in the womb may have helped megalodon sharks become giants

The largest sharks ever to hunt in Earth’s oceans may have gotten so big thanks to their...

By 2100, Greenland will be losing ice at its fastest rate in 12,000 years

By 2100, Greenland will be shedding ice faster than at any time in the past 12,000 years,...