Curiosities

Sun, 2019-05-12

New Mexico college students are using drones to help map the location of dinosaur tracks at a state park, the latest project to use drone technology to gather data from historical sites in the American West.

Wed, 2019-05-08

Paleontologists from Saint Petersburg State University have unearthed the remains of giant herbivorous dinosaurs in Yakutia’s Suntar Region, and this discovery may change the current view on ancient pangolins, expert Pavel Skuchas told TASS.

Sat, 2019-05-04

While the fossilized skeletons stick out in images from books or movies in our mind as the primary evidence that dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures walked the earth, they can’t tell us the whole story of how extinct organisms lived. For that, you need...

Sat, 2019-05-04

An early winged dinosaur couldn’t fly, but it could run. Now, with assists from a robotic dino and young ostriches wearing artificial wings, a study suggests that the dinosaur’s running gait caused its wings to flap, in what may have been an evolutionary precursor...

Thu, 2019-05-02

The 2019 started with a relatively high number of paleontological discoveries published in highly ranked journals showing that paleontology is sexy indeed! Here you can find a small selection of the most recent ones.

Fri, 2019-05-03

The duck-billed hadrosaurs walked the Earth over 90-million years ago and were one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs. But why were these 2-3...

Fri, 2019-04-26

Reports that a creature was living in Scotland’s Loch Ness go back to the sixth century. The 19th and 20th centuries, in particular, saw an increase in interest, especially after the infamous “surgeon’s photograph” in 1934.

Fri, 2019-04-26

Hillsboro paleontologist Andre LuJan had been digging on his company-owned property in the dusty west Texas hills for years, with little to show for it but a few small fossils.

Wed, 2019-04-24

The central issue is one that should be familiar to any Indiana Jones fan: Where does a specimen belong once it has been dug up?

Tue, 2019-04-23

Icons come and go, especially when it comes to the star-studded pantheon of dinosaurs.

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