Curiosities

Sat, 2020-12-12

Mass extinctions of land-dwelling animals—including amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds—follow a cycle of about 27 million years, coinciding with previously reported mass extinctions of ocean life, according to a new analysis published in the journal ...

Fri, 2020-12-11

So we may never actually extract the blood of a mosquito that bit a dinosaur 100 million years ago and use it to resurrect dinosaurs that take over an entire theme park, but we haven’t even been able to get a complete DNA profile from an insect ...

Sun, 2020-12-06

Scientists are racing to find the truth behind the fossils of the famous 'duelling dinosaurs'.

Mon, 2020-12-07

But seriously, what actually killed the dinosaurs? When did they exist in the first place? And how do scientists really know what they look like?

Sat, 2020-12-05

A team of paleontologists from Australia and the United Kingdom has found that ancient deep-sea creatures called radiodonts developed sophisticated eyes over 500 million years ago (...

Fri, 2020-12-04

Despite its status as a fairly popular and famous dinosaur, the tube-crested duckbill Parasaurolophus walkeri is actually quite rare. The first...

Thu, 2020-12-03

Graphic novel explains new scientific findings.

Thu, 2020-12-03

Unlike the ‘dime a dozen’ T. Rex, there are only a handful of near-complete...

Wed, 2020-12-02

A giant sauropod dinosaur that lived 85.2 million years ago (Cretaceous period) in what is now Brazil had an aggressive case of osteomyelitis in its leg and...

Tue, 2020-12-01

When Victorian paleontologist Mary Anning walked along the limestone cliffs of southwest England 200 years ago, she...

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