It might sound like something straight out of Jurassic Park but there’s a growing scientific movement trying to bring back extinct creatures...
When the dinosaur-killing asteroid struck the Earth many millions of years ago it spelled doom for countless species, while allowing many others (like mammals) the chance to come out of hiding and gain dominance.
A 19th-century scientific rivalry escalated to the point of espionage, and led to “fake” dino myths that persist
Seen here for the first time, it may look somewhat scrambled but Siberian discovery holds huge scientific importance, say experts.
America has cultivated a reputation as being a place that offers new beginnings, especially when times get tough elsewhere—but now paleontologists think that tradition may actually date back 140 million years, to the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
These days, if we want to see evidence of dinosaurs, we can go for a walk with a pair of binoculars aimed at the trees, or just spend some time scoping out a bird feeder.
“Most bones, tusks, and teeth from mammoths and other Ice Age animals haven’t survived,” said senior author Dr. Love Dalen, from the Swedish Museum of Natural History.
Fossil remains of two rat-like creatures understood to be the oldest known ancestors of humans have been discovered in Dorset.
With enormous predators like Tyrannosaurus rex skulking around in the daytime it is not surprising that the first mammals chose to live...