Curiosities

Mon, 2019-10-07

A fossil of a prehistoric sea dinosaur, the Ichthyosaurus, has finally been revealed after staying hidden for 170 years by God-fearing individuals who didn’t want to make any waves...

Sat, 2019-10-05

Karen Chin didn't plan on becoming an expert on dinosaur droppings. She studied the fossilized dinosaur poop, called coprolites, as a graduate student, but she figured she'd branch out afterwards to pursue any one of her many interests. Plus, she adds with a...

Sat, 2019-10-05

Humans never walked the Earth alongside dinosaurs -- but if we had, undoubtedly we would have tried to barbeque a Velociraptor. Or perhaps oven roast some...

Thu, 2019-10-03

An ancient desert covered in sand dunes as far as the eye could see, where dinosaurs and small mammals once roamed, may have been the real Jurassic Park. Today, the Navajo Sandstone, as it’s called, is known for the beautiful red and tan sandstones that grace many...

Fri, 2017-10-13

Kaprosuchus is a  genus of mahajangasuchid crocodyliform. It is known from a single nearly complete skull collected from the Upper...

Mon, 2019-09-30

Dinosaur bones can be seen in several museums around the world where we can learn about the prehistoric creatures that used to roam the Earth. These...

Fri, 2019-09-27

Making a legged robot walk is not as simple as it looks. Coordinating the motion of all its joints to achieve smooth motions, close to those of real animals, requires advanced engineering and careful observation of moving animals. But what if we don’t exactly know...

Thu, 2019-09-26

The mighty Tyrannosaurus rex was the ultimate food processor. It didn’t really mess around with tearing meat from bone in the way that smaller predators and...

Wed, 2019-09-25

The Mediterranean region is one of the most geographically complex on Earth, and geologists from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, discovered the region has been hiding a big secret — a lost continent the size of Greenland that disappeared under Southern...

Wed, 2019-09-25

Rauisuchians — predatory crocodile-like creatures that lived during the Triassic period, some 210 million years ago — preyed on early herbivorous dinosaurs and...

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