Curiosities

Fri, 2019-01-11

Brazilian researchers used biogeographic analysis to study Trilobites, arthropods that became extinct over 252 million years ago....

Wed, 2019-01-09

In 1983, fossil hunter William Walker uncovered a giant claw in a brick pit in Surrey. A team of palaeontologists from the Museum began to investigate the site and had soon dug up one of the most complete meat-eating dinosaurs ever found in the UK....

Tue, 2019-01-08

When the dinosaur-killing asteroid collided with Earth more than 65 million years ago, it did not go gently into that good night....

Fri, 2019-01-04

Which came first: the dinosaur or the feather?

Fri, 2019-01-04

Some of what has been discovered can be seen at a Mexican dinosaurs exhibition in Nuevo León.

Mon, 2018-12-31

Sorry, T. rex fan bois, you always seem to get the rough end of the stick, don’t you?

Mon, 2018-12-31

Scientists are studying fossils of a large meat-eating dinosaur they describe as interesting, both in...

Wed, 2018-12-26

An international team of paleontologists has identified and described a new genus and species of extinct flowering plant (angiosperm), based on over 200 specimens from the South Xiangshan Formation, China.

Mon, 2018-12-24

A generation of scientists, inspired by Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster, are spearheading a revival in palaeontology.

Sat, 2018-12-22

Fossils have taught us an enormous amount about the history of life on Earth, but there are always new things to find. Here is a highly subjective selection of the best discoveries of the year.

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