Curiosities

Fri, 2020-07-24

About 800 million years ago, a flurry of small asteroids slammed into the moon, pocking the lunar surface with clusters of...

Fri, 2020-07-17

The first fossilized signs of sequential molting support the idea that Microraptor was a flyer....

Tue, 2020-07-14

Step aside, skeletons—a new world of biochemical 'signatures' found in all kinds of ancient fossils is revealing itself to paleontologists, providing a new avenue for insights into major evolutionary questions.

Tue, 2020-07-14

The Triassic Period, about 252 to 201 million years ago, was a time of volatile change, particularly during an interval known as the Carnian (about 237 to 227...

Fri, 2020-07-10

Dilophosaurus wetherilli was the largest animal known to have lived on land in North America during the Early...

Thu, 2020-07-09

Let’s turn back the hands of time. Before extinction knocked dinosaurs off their pillar, before the “Great Dying” extinction wiped out 95% of all organisms – we had the...

Thu, 2020-07-02

A trio of researchers, two with Brown University, the other with Liverpool John Moores University, has found that a looping pattern in modern guineafowl footsteps is similar to those of certain dinosaurs. In their paper published in The Royal Society...

Fri, 2020-07-03

The fossilized insects are a rare find for paleontologists.

Tue, 2020-07-14

How did the “new”, aquatic Spinosaurus fare against one of the deadliest predators to ever walk the earth?...

Fri, 2020-06-26

The Chengjiang biota in the Yunnan Province of China contains one of the most species-rich and well-preserved fossiliferous deposits for the early...

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