Curiosities

Tue, 2019-01-29

It isn't clear how and when feathered dinosaurs, the ancestors of present day birds, started to fly. Analysis of the...

Sun, 2019-01-27

Did you watch the 1993 movie blockbuster "Jurassic Park" and wonder, "Could this happen for real? Could the dinosaurs ever come back?"...

Fri, 2019-01-25

An opal, purchased a year ago, produced a most unusual discovery, as it contained an ancient insect embedded within it.

Thu, 2019-01-17

How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life.

Sun, 2019-01-13

Research have found that the bite force of finch is about 320 times more powerful than T. rex.

Fri, 2019-01-11

At this year's annual meeting of the Indian Science Congress (from Jan. 3 to 7), senior research scientist Kannan Jegathala Krishnan dismissed Albert Einstein's theory of relativity as "a big blunder" and said Isaac Newton didn't really understand how gravity...

Fri, 2019-01-11

Brazilian researchers used biogeographic analysis to study Trilobites, arthropods that became extinct over 252 million years ago....

Wed, 2019-01-09

In 1983, fossil hunter William Walker uncovered a giant claw in a brick pit in Surrey. A team of palaeontologists from the Museum began to investigate the site and had soon dug up one of the most complete meat-eating dinosaurs ever found in the UK....

Tue, 2019-01-08

When the dinosaur-killing asteroid collided with Earth more than 65 million years ago, it did not go gently into that good night....

Fri, 2019-01-04

Which came first: the dinosaur or the feather?

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