Curiosities

Wed, 2018-11-14

Usually, when a plant or animal becomes a part of the fossil record, it is a hard part of the organism that preserves. Dinosaur bones, petrified wood, fossil shells – these are all common fossils that represent the hardest parts of those animals and plants. Very...

Wed, 2018-11-14

During the late Cretaceous period, more than 65 million years ago, birds belonging to hundreds of different species flitted around the dinosaurs and through...

Tue, 2018-11-13

A powerful bite, strong teeth and repeated crunching. This is what allowed Tyrannosaurus rex to pulverize the bones of its prey. That’s the...

Sun, 2018-11-11

According to the study, charred toast and preserved dinosaur bones have in common: a chemical that turns the original proteins into something new. This process will help to understand how the cells of the soft tissue remains of dinosaurs preserved hundreds of...

Fri, 2018-11-16

Lyuba is a female woolly mammoth calf (Mammuthus primigenius) who died c. 41,800 years ago at the age of 30 to 35 days. She is by...

Wed, 2017-06-21

For more than 30 million years after dinosaurs first appeared, they remained inexplicably rare near the equator, where only a few small-bodied meat-eating dinosaurs eked out a living.

Sat, 2018-11-10

Burnt toast and dinosaur bones have a common trait, according to a new, Yale-led study.

Thu, 2018-11-08

Unexpected features in this dinosaur's teeth appear to represent early adaptations for herbivory.

Wed, 2018-11-07

Most people don't think of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex as having the grace of a pirouetting ballerina or the poise...

Tue, 2018-11-06

Dinosaurs were among our planet’s most diverse land animals. They ranged from the chicken-sized Microraptor zhaoianus...

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