Curiosities

Fri, 2019-02-01

A team of Chinese, American and Canadian researchers have discovered amber containing a bird foot dating back around 100 million years.

Fri, 2019-02-01

The ancient arachnids had eyes that shone in the dark—a key adaptation for night vision.

Wed, 2019-01-30

It's been nearly 50 years since geologist and author Dorothy Vitaliano coined the term "geomythology". This refers to the study of oral traditions from around the world that explain geological...

Wed, 2019-01-30

Long-necked dinosaurs (sauropods) could orient their forefeet both forward and sideways. The orientation of their feet depended on the speed...

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...

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