Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sat, 2018-10-13

Researchers have examined the youngest-ever specimen of tylosaur ever found. Like orcas, mosasaurs might have used their bony noses to strike prey.

Thu, 2018-10-11

An international team of paleontologists has found the world’s oldest flying squirrel fossil — an 11.63-million-year-old specimen of an extinct species called Miopetaurista neogrivensis —...

Fri, 2018-10-12

The smallest Tylosaurus mosasaur fossil ever found has been revealed in a new study in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology...

Fri, 2018-10-12

A genetic repair system activated by light turns out to exist in everything from germs to animals – except for mammals and eyeless cavefish in Somalia.

Wed, 2018-10-10

Scientists are experimenting with a gene editing tool that could bring extinct animals back to life, making “Jurassic World,” Hollywood’s blockbuster film about dinosaurs come back to life, a reality.

Wed, 2018-10-10

From about 245 to 66 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Although well-preserved skeletons give us a good idea of what they looked like, the way their limbs worked remains a bigger mystery.

Tue, 2018-10-09

School districts all over the country are going all out to get students interested in the sciences, and it turns out that Oklahoma has one of the best opportunities in the entire nation.

Tue, 2018-10-09

Scientists generally agree that dinosaurs died off as a result of a giant meteor hitting the Earth 66 million years ago, but a recent study now claims the end for the prehistoric creatures may have been no different than their oft-debated beginning....

Tue, 2018-10-09

The ancestors of today’s squamates were lost in time. Now paleontologists have identified the earliest known example: Meet...

Tue, 2018-10-09

The appearance of the ancestors of modern kangaroos associated with global climate change and the spread of grassland three million years ago.

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