Tonight will be the ideal time to view the annual Orionids meteor shower.
While most people imagine alligators and crocodiles as being much the same now as they were during the age of dinosaurs, digging into the fossil record shows much more diverse species through time.
A new species of crocodile-relative from the Age of Dinosaurs has been discovered at a fossil excavation site in Texas.
Researchers from all over the country will soon be studying moon rocks that NASA has never opened before, and some of the samples will be analyzed at UT.
The iconic “death roll” of alligators and crocodiles may be more common among species than previously believed, according to a new study published in Ethology, Ecology & Evolution and coauthored by a researcher at UT.
Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, professor of paleontology at the University of Tennessee, explains the death roll, a maneuver crocodiles make to turn their prey into edible-size bites.
On New Year’s Day 2019, scientists got the first glimpse ever into a small Kuiper Belt object, thanks to the probe New Horizons.
Researchers at UT have discovered the largest individual of any cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of Berry Cave salamander.
A new study suggests that plate tectonics—a scientific theory that divides the earth into large chunks of crust that move slowly over hot viscous mantle rock—could have been active from the planet’s very beginning.
Hidden in the Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, Tennessee, is a sophisticated laboratory with a particular mission: to listen and record explosions produced by nuclear testing around the world.
A new study could help explain the driving force behind the largest mass extinction in the history of Earth, known as the End-Permian Extinction.
Colin Sumrall confirms the discovery of a 475-million-year-old fossil.