Curiosities

Tue, 2019-07-30

Scientists have unearthed a huge two-metre (6.5-foot) dinosaur bone in a winegrowing village in southwestern France dubbed a "national treasure" for its prehistoric gems.

Tue, 2019-07-30

Twenty-five years ago, a discovery heralded the beginning of a new and exciting time in paleontology in Saskatchewan, with the excavation of the fossil remains of a...

Tue, 2018-01-09

There are some things we might never know about dinosaurs. What colors were they? What did they sound like? How did T. rex apply sunscreen? Lucky for us, science...

Fri, 2019-07-26

The boy reportedly recognized what the eggs were because he loved science.

Thu, 2019-07-25

Harrison Duran has always wanted to discover ‘the land before time,’ and his desire to dig up dinosaur bones led him to the Badlands of North Dakota, where Alice the...

Thu, 2019-07-25

For palaeontologists in the field, few techniques have changed much since the early days of dinosaur hunting.

Wed, 2019-07-24

Fossil clams found in southwestern Florida contain ancient microtektites, tiny (about 200 μm in diameter) glass beads that form when the explosive impact of an extraterrestrial object sends molten...

Sat, 2019-07-20

An 80-million-year-old dinosaur nesting site in the Gobi Desert of southeastern Mongolia has revealed that mothers worked in groups to protect their eggs just like some birds do today.

Thu, 2019-07-18

Every once in a while, a scientific matter will spill into the courtroom — this is the case with the “dueling dinosaurs” fossil, which has sparked a major property rights dispute that may be extremely important for paleontology.

Tue, 2019-07-16

A collaborative research project carried out under the auspices of the GeoBio-Center at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich has developed an integrative approach to the classification of fossil cichlids, and identified the oldest known member of the...

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