Curiosities

Sat, 2019-12-21

The locals sold the fossil to scientists at the Dalian Natural History Museum in Liaoning, China, who published a description (pdf) of the fossil species in Acta Geologica...

Sun, 2019-12-22

Millions of years before the arrival of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, another fearsome dinosaur -- the ...

Tue, 2019-12-31

Lush green forests grew on Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg islands of the Canadian High Arctic 56 million years ago (Paleocene-...

Fri, 2019-12-20

There have been countless amazing discoveries across the past decade in the field of paleontology. To try to narrow those down to a “best of” list is an asinine endeavor, one that I’ve undertaken out of some sort of masochistic delusion.

Fri, 2019-12-20

The terrestrial fossil record of the current geological epoch, the Anthropocene, will be unique in Earth history and will be dominated by humans, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, dogs,...

Tue, 2019-12-17

New evidence of preserved brain tissue from the Cambrian period counters arguments that nervous tissue cannot be fossilized...

Tue, 2019-12-17

Paleontologists have found tiny nymphs of a previously unknown ancient insect species trapped in two pieces of 99-million-year-old (mid-Cretaceous period)...

Tue, 2019-09-10

The Age of the Dinosaurs came to an abrupt, chaotic, and terrible end. 

Fri, 2019-12-13

Dinosaur footprints found in several European countries, very similar to others in Morocco, suggest that they could have been dispersed between the two continents by land masses separated by a shallow sea more than 145 million years ago.

Fri, 2019-12-13

In 2012, his volunteer efforts with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum led him to trek through the Alberta Badlands alongside famed paleontologists Phil Currie and Phil Bell, the latter who had recently found a well-preserved...

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