Nearly half a billion years ago, this was one of the first plants to gain a roothold on land.
These fossilized footprints in Oklahoma show a big, scary meat-eating dinosaur almost (but not quite) face-planting in the mud.
You're looking at the first ever real mosquito fossilized in amber with a full meal of blood in its belly. Misleading headlines would have you believe that this is the beginning of Jurassic Park, but it's not.
Researchers from Oregon State University have found a fossilized, in progress spider attack. The prey is a small wasp that never quite met its fate. Aside, from being an absurdly cool two-for-one special, the fossil is also a unique find.
Citizens of Cincinnati, be grateful that none of you were alive 450 million years ago, because if you were, you'd have to deal with a monstrous Godzillus. Not a Godzilla, but a Godzillus, and an amateur paleontologist has just dug up a fossil of one of these fearsome creatures.
Fossils are capable of giving up incredible secrets — the color of a feather, the sheen of a wing and now the sound of a chirp. A chirp doesn't sound like much but considering it last sounded 165 million years ago, it's music to scientist's ears.
There are plenty of museums with collections of old classic tech, but let's face it, those cheap plastic parts aren't going to be around in 1000 years. If you want people way in the future to see what late 20th century tech looked like, you had better save some of it in fossilized form.