Our short-sighted inner fish: Vision explains why our fish ancestors came on to land

Almost 400 million years ago, some adventurous fish made a huge leap that eventually led to the evolution of humankind. They decided to come up on land We humans probably would never have evolved the intelligence we have today if not for that move onto land. Why? Because it vastly improved our eyesight. According to […]

When Fish First Breathed Air

385 million years ago, the land was all but empty. The continents were home to only some sparse plants and fungi, and a few pioneering arthropods. Life in the oceans, however, was booming. The waters teemed with squid, bony fish, and sea scorpions. But there was one group of fish that was about to go […]

10 Prehistoric Fish That Make Sharks Look Innocent

Jaws was scary, but also a little overrated. After all, the movie was only about an aggressive shark. Just one simple shark? Pfft. How about a gigantic fish that looks like a minnow, but is almost 30 feet long and can shear almost any living creature in two? Or an archaic piranha that makes modern […]