Curiosities

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...

Fri, 2019-12-20

Nyasasaurus Parringtoni is believed to be the earliest dinosaur to have ever lived on Earth. It predates all other dinosaurs by more than 10 million years. According to scientists, if this ancient-of-the-ancient is not the oldest...

Tue, 2019-12-10

Sea lilies are more formally known as crinoids, but they've earned their nickname—they really do look like flowers growing at the bottom of the ocean. They...

Sun, 2019-12-08

Dinosaur paleontology has long been the domain of bones and teeth – but now soft tissues could be changing the game. Scientists say they have discovered collagen preserved in a 195-million-year-old rib from a long-necked ...

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