Curiosities

Fri, 2020-06-26

When most of us think of dinosaurs, we envision large, lumbering beasts, but these giants shared their ecosystems with much smaller dinosaurs, the smaller skeletons of which were generally less likely to be preserved. The fossilized egg shells of these small...

Wed, 2020-06-24

Dinosaur fossils worth millions of dollars unearthed on a Montana ranch belong to the owners of the land's surface rights, not the owners of the mineral rights, a U.S. appeals court ruled.

Wed, 2020-06-24

An international team of geologists has found the first direct evidence that volcanic eruptions in the...

Fri, 2020-06-19

A team of paleontologists from the United States, Canada and Argentina has analyzed the fossilized eggs of two different non-avian dinosaurs, Protoceratops...

Mon, 2020-06-15

It seems T. rex has probably been sensationalized too much. While the iconic carnivore has been...

Sat, 2020-06-13

Every once in a while, Darwinian natural selection stumbles upon the same solution more than once, in a process known as convergent evolution. Here are our favourite examples of evolution making the same creature, or same physical trait, twice.

Fri, 2020-06-12

Fossils show that these fish were armed with a mouthful of awesome teeth. Each of two newly analyzed specimens sports a toothy lower jaw and one giant spear jutting down from its top...

Thu, 2020-06-11

They lived about 30 million years apart and never set foot on the same continent. Yet Giganotosaurus carolinii is...

Tue, 2020-06-09

IMAGINE STANDING ON THE EDGE of a giant crater, knowing nothing about how this massive hole in the ground came to be. Or figuring out that a cataclysmic event like an asteroid hitting the Earth killed the dinosaurs, but having no visible...

Sat, 2020-06-06

It’s a bit unorthodox, reaching out to those who spend their lives studying past and asking them to predict the future. But these paleontologists were happy to take on our assignment: Could you apply what you know about how life has changed over time to guess what...

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