Curiosities

Sat, 2019-09-14

FOR ANCIENT MAMMALIAN MEGAFAUNA—FROM BROWN bears to bison and more—death was something of a boy’s club. At least that...

Sat, 2019-09-14

Modern birds are descended from a group of two-legged dinosaurs known as theropods, a family that includes the notorious Tyrannosaurus rex as well as its smaller,...

Sat, 2019-09-14

Road cuts and digging at construction sites sometimes lead to the discovery of fossils and archaeological sites. As we reported earlier this summer, a triceratops was ...

Fri, 2019-09-13

The world’s oldest chelicerate, a group of predatory animals including horseshoe crabs, scorpions, and spiders, has been discovered in the Burgess Shale, located in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia. Dubbed Mollisonia plenovenatrix...

Fri, 2019-09-13

Researchers say the impact of the giant asteroid had triggered massive tsunamis and led to wildfires that were thousands of miles away.

Tue, 2019-09-10

It was a normal day in the age of dinosaurs, until it suddenly and vehemently wasn’t. A giant asteroid traveling at about 15 miles per second slammed into Earth, producing an explosion...

Tue, 2019-09-10

A new fossil discovery in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia shows that some dinosaurs nested in colonies. 15 nests and 50 eggs, all similar in size and shape and unusually well-preserved, were found coated in the same distinct sediment layer, meaning they could be...

Tue, 2019-09-10

Researchers help confirm what has always been hypothesized by examining an impact crater off the Gulf of Mexico.

Fri, 2019-09-06

T. rex had two large holes — called the ...

Sun, 2019-09-08

The turtle shell was found during an extensive dig in the Jura Mountains, which gave the Jurassic Period its name, undertaken at the start of the 21st...

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