Curiosities

Mon, 2019-04-08

A dinosaur skin impression found 150 years ago has gone on display for what is believed to be the first time.

Wed, 2019-04-03

"Shared passion for an obscure topic is what binds scientists and artists," celebrated paleoartist Ray Troll tells us in an email. "They're both curiosity-driven." He would know. Based in Alaska, Troll builds on...

Tue, 2019-04-02

Actually, a dinosaur does not eat Goldblum's brainy and brawny mathematician character, but chaos certainly reigns in the movie and its myriad sequels because of de-extinction.

Tue, 2019-04-02

Research that had been kept secret for years that captured a fossilized snapshot of the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid hit Earth, wiping out nearly all life on the planet, including the dinosaurs, has finally been released, shocking the...

Sat, 2019-03-30

The beginning of the end started with violent shaking that raised giant waves in the waters of an inland sea in what is now North Dakota.

Tue, 2019-04-30

If a new study is correct, Sue, the Field Museum’s iconic T. rex and one of the world’s great natural history artifacts, has been surpassed and Chicago will now...

Fri, 2019-03-29

The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that’s a couple of hundred million years old – dozens of fossilized dinosaur footprints discovered...

Tue, 2019-04-02

Quaternary is the current and most recent of the three periods of the Cenozoic Era in the geologic...

Fri, 2019-03-29

Carcharocles megalodon, also known simply as the Megalodon or “Meg,” is arguably the largest macro-predator the world has ever known. The species...

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