Curiosities

Wed, 2016-11-30

Ceratosaurus popped up in Jurassic Park III at one point – but what do we know about the dinosaur?

Wed, 2016-11-30

Ceratopians are also known as ceratopsians, and it means ‘horned eye’. They are very interesting dinosaurs and a lot different than the sauropods and theropods. To identify a ceratopian is not difficult because they had horns, bony frills and curved bony beaks. Ceratopians...

Wed, 2016-11-30

Was there any real proof that dinosaurs really did exist? To begin with, the fossils are the only source, clue and remains of the prehistoric animals and plants that lived millions of years ago.

Sun, 2016-11-20

Bony skull ornaments appeared in most rapidly growing species, new research suggests.

The biggest dinosaurs, including famous Tyrannosaurus rex, often sported crests and horns on their heads – and...

Sat, 2016-11-19

Paleontology is the study of the history of life. Scientists who study paleontology are called paleontologists. Paleontologists use fossils to try to figure out three main things about fossils: Identity and origin of the fossil, the fossil’s environment, and what the fossil...

Sat, 2016-11-19

People have been very interested in fossil bones for a very long time. The ancient Chinese thought fossil bones were the bones of magical dragons. The fossil bones were ground up and used as medicine. There are many stories that have come from people trying to explain why...

Sat, 2016-11-19

Potholes or tracks? A group of paleontologists visited the northern Arizona wilderness site nicknamed a “dinosaur dance floor” and concluded there were no dinosaur tracks there, only a dense collection of unusual potholes eroded in the sandstone. So the scientist who...

Sat, 2016-11-19

Paleontology may be one of the coolest careers to break into, but it’s far from the easiest.

As Smithsonian Magazine and National Geographic writer Brian Switek laments, while some people develop other interests, quite a few “would-be”...

Sat, 2016-11-19

The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pgextinction event, also known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–Textinction, was a mass extinction of...

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