Curiosities

Sun, 2017-12-17

The 57 million-year-old fossil is both fearsome and comical: a long-beaked penguin that stood 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed about 220 pounds.

Wed, 2017-12-13

Ceratopsia or Ceratopia is a group of herbivorous, beaked dinosaurs that thrived in what are now North America, Europe, and Asia, during the ...

Sun, 2017-12-10

The largest skin impression ever found a on dinosaur footprint has been discovered in South Korea.

Sun, 2017-12-10

It looks like a duck, it walks like a duck, and it swims like a duck—but it’s a predatory dinosaur unlike any scientists have seen before.

Sun, 2017-12-10

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of carnivorous marsupial lion that lived 26 to 18 million years ago (late Oligocene to early ...

Sat, 2017-12-09

An international team of paleontologists has discovered a fossil-rich site with more than 200 fossilized eggs of the Cretaceous pterosaur species Hamipterus...

Wed, 2017-12-06

Natural history museums across the country are full of spectacular dinosaur fossils. But they’re usually set behind velvet ropes and glass walls, to keep small children (and their sticky fingers) at bay.

Sat, 2017-12-02

There’s a pretty clear dividing line in the scientific community between those who belief that Jurassic Park is a cautionary tale, and...

Sat, 2017-12-02

A newly-discovered branch of the horse family has been named after the Canadian who first studied its remains in the Yukon, where it lived until the end of the last ice age.

Sat, 2017-12-02

Paleontologists have never seen feathers like these before.

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