Curiosities

Wed, 2019-12-04

Global paleontologists gathered in Beijing to mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the first skull of Peking Man, the homo erectus that lived in the suburbs of today's capital of China about 700,000...

Sun, 2019-12-01

The Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology (NIGPAS) in China announced that it has unraveled the answer to the chicken or egg causality dilemma — and potentially laid a new foundation for the history of biology.

Sat, 2019-11-30

Majungasaurus, a carnivorous dinosaur that lived approximately 70 million years ago (...

Sat, 2019-11-30

It isn’t every day that scientists dig up a dinosaur jaw—or unearth the remains of fossilized insects. So paleontologists couldn’t believe their luck when, in 2010, they found the 75-million-year-old jawbone of a duck-billed hadrosaur in Dinosaur Provincial Park...

Sat, 2019-11-30

Paleontologists in China have unearthed a nearly complete skeleton of a previously unknown Cretaceous mammal species with well-preserved middle ear bones....

Tue, 2019-11-26

A massive asteroid hit the Earth around 66 million years ago, and it resulted in magnitude 11 earthquakes as well as a...

Tue, 2019-11-26

A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has unearthed a well-preserved Styracosaurus skull--and its facial...

Thu, 2019-11-21

First, in the Mesozoic Era, the age of the dinosaurs, a third of the modern territory of Russia was...

Tue, 2019-11-19

We often think of dinosaurs as big lizards, with reptilian features. For decades, the common belief was that dinosaurs had smooth skin, much like reptiles we see today. That was likely true for a large portion of them, but more recent discoveries suggest that...

Thu, 2016-11-24

Scottish geologist, illustrator, and speculative zoologist Dougal Dixon has made his career dreaming up dozens of fictional creatures shaped by evolution gone bonkers. Here are 10 of his creations who seemingly escaped from the Dungeons & Dragons Monster...

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