Curiosities

Fri, 2018-12-21

The cataclysmic Chicxulub impact roughly 66 million years ago spawned a tsunami that produced wave heights of several meters in distant waters, new simulations suggest....

Thu, 2018-12-20

The late Cretaceous period, which ended 66 million years ago, was a rough-and-tumble time. Dinosaurs like...

Thu, 2018-12-20

A new study suggests that the winged reptile fell prey to a hungry predator lurking in the water.

Tue, 2018-12-18

Pterosaurs lived side by side with dinosaurs, some 230 to 66 million years ago. They were the first vertebrates to achieve true flapping flight, but in the...

Tue, 2018-12-18

More than 85 well-preserved dinosaur footprints—made by at least seven different species—have been uncovered in East Sussex, representing the most diverse and detailed collection of these trace fossils from the...

Sat, 2018-12-15

Toronto museum visitors will get a glimpse of an amazing find: The most complete armour-plated dinosaur to be discovered on record. But...

Sat, 2018-12-15

The Burgess Shale is a huge deposit of unique fossils that reveals records of the middle Cambrian, a vital period in...

Thu, 2018-12-13

A lot happened in the world of paleontology in 2018. Some of the big events included some major fossil finds, a new understanding of our reptile ancestors and a major controversy whose outcome could rewrite human history.

Wed, 2018-12-12

The carbon composition of enamel in early hominin teeth, supported by soil sample evidence, suggests our ancestors were dietary generalists, able to eat a wide variety of plants that grow in both semi-arid and wooded areas.

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