Curiosities

Sun, 2020-03-15

The dinosaurs went extinct about 65 million years ago; still, they are the major attraction of any paleontologist. For those who don’t know the scientists who study dinosaur bones (or fossils) are called paleontologists. Yes, Ross Geller’s occupation in...

Fri, 2020-03-13

Paleontologists have found an exceptionally well-preserved and diminutive skull of a previously unknown bird-like dinosaur species in a piece of Cretaceous-period...

Wed, 2020-03-11

Torreites sanchezi, an extinct species of rudist clam that lived during the...

Tue, 2020-03-10

Paleontologists have long determined that modern-day birds evolved from smaller members of the two-legged, meat-eating theropods, such as velociraptors. However, for many years, the only transitional fossil linking the two had been that of the...

Sun, 2020-03-08

This stereotypical portrayal of a dinosaur is the dinosaur of our imaginations. It is not an accurate portrayal of what a dinosaur really was like.

Sat, 2020-03-07

Researchers at the University of Bonn are investigating the conservation status of the reptile, which is up to 20 million years old.

Fri, 2020-03-06

As well as being brightly coloured in normal light, some dinosaurs may have had ultraviolet, fluorescing horns, frills or feathers – and a few species might even have used this glow to attract a mate.

Thu, 2020-03-05

A new study suggests that dinosaurs traveled significantly shorter distances and had drastically different migration behavior than initially believed.

Thu, 2020-03-05

Were dinosaurs warm-blooded or cold-blooded? According to a new study that analyzed the chemistry of dinosaur eggshells, the answer is “warm.”

Wed, 2020-03-04

Heat up those cloning machines! Jurassic Park is one step closer to becoming a reality because scientists recently discovered a sample of extremely well...

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