Curiosities

Fri, 2018-10-26

It is hard to imagine billions of tonnes of rock suddenly start to splosh about like a liquid - but that is what happened when an asteroid struck the Earth 66 million years...

Fri, 2018-10-26

At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed cliff face, where paleontologists scrape away 100 million-year-old rock in search of prehistoric bones.

Thu, 2018-10-25

Sauropods are known for their characteristics like long neck, similarly long tails, thick bodies, and powerful tree trunk-like legs. Some...

Thu, 2018-10-25

Some 66 million years ago, an enormous asteroid struck Earth with the ferocity of millions of atomic bombs. Up to 10 miles wide, the space rock had a...

Thu, 2018-10-25

Steak knife-like teeth in the most complete Pachycephalosaurus jaw ever found look suspiciously like those of a carnivore.

Fri, 2018-10-26

A new species of Archaeopteryx, the famous “first bird”, has been identified. The discovery supports the idea that Archaeopteryx ...

Thu, 2018-10-25

Many dinosaurs were swift and active animals, which is puzzling given that Earth’s atmosphere contained less oxygen than it does today when dinosaurs ruled. They may have thrived in the challenging conditions due to their efficient bird-like lungs, according to a...

Tue, 2018-10-23

“The need to understand strange events like the Carnian Pluvial Episode has taken on new urgency."

Tue, 2018-10-23

The scientific process of carbon dating has been used to determine the age of Ötzi the Iceman, seeds found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, and...

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