Curiosities

Mon, 2021-02-22

Practical jokes/gags have varying levels of humor, but some people mistake "hate" for "edge." There's a big difference between saying something because you're struggling with a personal topic or issue and are trying to make a great point/punchline out of that...

Fri, 2021-02-19

A new species of extinct skink that lived during the Oligocene Epoch has been identified from the fossilized remains found in South Australia....

Thu, 2021-02-18

Bioluminescence has fascinated people since time immemorial. The majority of organisms able to produce their own light are beetles, specifically fireflies, glow-worm beetles, and their relatives.

Thu, 2021-02-18

A new understanding of an ancient leviathan is developing in the middle of a Nevada desert.

Wed, 2021-02-17

At the end of the Cretaceous period, about 66 million years ago, a 10-km impactor crashed into Earth near the site of the small town of Chicxulub in what is...

Tue, 2021-02-16

A new species of nostoceratid ammonite that lived during the Coniacian stage of the Cretaceous period has been identified from fossils found in Japan....

Tue, 2021-02-16

In the age of the dinosaurs, you could have walked from one pole to another. At that time, the continents were all joined together, forming the supercontinent Pangea. 

Wed, 2021-02-10

Paleontology has helped unearth some of the mysteries of the past. We know now how species sounded eons ago, how dinosaurs cared for their young, and many more. But one question that remains unsolved is, what color ancients beasts were? For years paleontologists...

Wed, 2021-02-10

Flowering plants (angiosperms) are the most diverse of all land plants, becoming abundant in the...

Tue, 2021-02-09

In a new study led by Brown University, researchers have taken a new approach to reconstruct the movement of dinosaurs and other extinct animals. The experts developed a 3D imaging technique to investigate the...

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