Curiosities

Fri, 2018-11-23

The dicynodont from the Late Triassic was surprisingly hefty, rivaling a modern-day elephant in size.

Wed, 2018-11-21

Birds are the surviving descendants of predatory dinosaurs. However, since the likes of Tyrannosaurus and...

Wed, 2018-11-21

This sparrow-size didn't line up with any known species, so the track-maker has been given the new name Dromaeosauriformipes rarus.

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...

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