Curiosities

Wed, 2020-12-23

Earth can be ruthlessly temperamental. Archaeologists found that out when the entire city of Pompeii emerged from volcanic ash, but...

Wed, 2020-12-23

An ancient wolf pup, named Zhùr (means ‘wolf’ in the Hän language of the local Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in people), lived approximately 57,000 years ago and died in her den during a collapse of the sediments; during her short life, she ate aquatic resources, and is related...

Wed, 2020-12-23

Paleontologists uncovered a great deal about the “terrible lizards” in 2020.

Sun, 2020-12-20

Do you know your ammonites from your ichthyosaurs? This winter, head out to these four fossil-rich stretches of the UK coastline for palaeontology tours, bracing beach walks and quirky museums.

Sat, 2020-12-19

A new genus and species of medium-sized python that lived during the early-middle Eocene Epoch has been identified from several nearly complete skeletons and...

Thu, 2020-12-17

Over the years, researchers have found ample evidence proving that the horned Triceratops and the...

Thu, 2020-12-17

A maned theropod dinosaur with elaborate filamentous structures has been identified by a research team led by University of Portsmouth paleontologists.

Wed, 2020-12-16

A team of paleontologists from the University of Bristol and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History has digitally reconstructed the brain of Thecodontosaurus antiquus...

Tue, 2020-12-15

Pterosaurs were highly successful reptiles that lived between 210 and 65 million years ago. They were the first vertebrates to evolve powered flight, but...

Tue, 2020-12-15

Scientists have digitally rebuilt the brain of a dinosaur, revealing "surprising" insights into its diet and behavior.

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