Curiosities

Tue, 2019-02-05

A new compound based on Iridium, a rare metal which landed in the Gulf of Mexico 66 M years ago, hooked onto albumin, a...

Sun, 2019-02-03

Jurassic Park” scenario is not likely, but birds may pose key to appreciating extinct species.

Fri, 2019-02-01

A team of Chinese, American and Canadian researchers have discovered amber containing a bird foot dating back around 100 million years.

Fri, 2019-02-01

The ancient arachnids had eyes that shone in the dark—a key adaptation for night vision.

Wed, 2019-01-30

It's been nearly 50 years since geologist and author Dorothy Vitaliano coined the term "geomythology". This refers to the study of oral traditions from around the world that explain geological...

Wed, 2019-01-30

Long-necked dinosaurs (sauropods) could orient their forefeet both forward and sideways. The orientation of their feet depended on the speed...

Tue, 2019-01-29

It isn't clear how and when feathered dinosaurs, the ancestors of present day birds, started to fly. Analysis of the...

Sun, 2019-01-27

Did you watch the 1993 movie blockbuster "Jurassic Park" and wonder, "Could this happen for real? Could the dinosaurs ever come back?"...

Fri, 2019-01-25

An opal, purchased a year ago, produced a most unusual discovery, as it contained an ancient insect embedded within it.

Thu, 2019-01-17

How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life.

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