Curiosities

Wed, 2018-11-21

Humans need to settle on Mars as a "plan B" – or we risk going the way of the dinosaurs.

Sat, 2018-11-17

About 66 million years after two dinosaurs died apparently locked in battle on the plains of modern-day Montana, an unusual fight over who owns the entangled fossils has become a multimillion-dollar issue that hinges on the legal definition of "mineral."...

Sat, 2018-11-17

New species get identified and named every year, even though you've probably never heard of them.

Fri, 2018-11-16

It is often misstated that the first dinosaur eggs were discovered in 1923 during an expedition by the American Museum of Natural History to the evocatively named Flaming Cliffs in the Gobi Desert of southern Mongolia.

Thu, 2018-11-15

Q&A with Paige Williams, reporter and author of the new book, “The Dinosaur Artist.”

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...

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