Curiosities

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.

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...

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