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Sat, 2019-02-02

Some 250 million years ago (early Triassic period), an early relative of dinosaurs and crocodiles lived in what is now a frozen cont...

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.

Sat, 2019-02-02

Coprolites, or fossilized droppings, of the dinosaur-like archosaur Smok wawelski contain lots of chewed-up bone fragments. This led researchers at Uppsala University to conclude that this top predator was exploiting bones for salt and...

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 wor...

Wed, 2019-01-30

Long-necked dinosaurs (sauropods) could orient their forefeet both forward and sideways. The orientation of their...

Sun, 2019-01-20

Paleontologists have stumbled upon the 150,000-year-old skull of an extinct bison priscus, and this discovery marks the first time that a complete skull has been discovered at this particular Cambridgeshire quarry site....

Sun, 2019-01-27

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

Fri, 2019-01-25

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

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