Curiosities

Tue, 2021-02-16

In the age of the dinosaurs, you could have walked from one pole to another. At that time, the continents were all joined together, forming the supercontinent Pangea. 

Wed, 2021-02-10

Paleontology has helped unearth some of the mysteries of the past. We know now how species sounded eons ago, how dinosaurs cared for their young, and many more. But one question that remains unsolved is, what color ancients beasts were? For years paleontologists...

Wed, 2021-02-10

Flowering plants (angiosperms) are the most diverse of all land plants, becoming abundant in the...

Tue, 2021-02-09

In a new study led by Brown University, researchers have taken a new approach to reconstruct the movement of dinosaurs and other extinct animals. The experts developed a 3D imaging technique to investigate the...

Wed, 2021-02-10

State Representative Jack P. Lewis, in partnership with the Boston Museum of Science and other members of the scientific community, announced at a virtual press conference on Feb. 4 that the dinosaur Podokesaurus holyokensis — also known as the swift-footed lizard...

Sun, 2021-02-07

Scientists probing a prehistoric crocodile group’s shadowy past have discovered a timeless truth – pore over anyone’s family tree long enough, and something surprising will emerge.

Fri, 2021-02-05

It dates back 50 million years, so this group may be twice as old as previously assumed.

Thu, 2021-02-04

These frills are made for flirting, and that's just what they'll do...

Tue, 2021-02-02

Paleontologists have found that Brindabellaspis stensioi, a species of long-beaked placoderm fish that lived...

Sun, 2021-01-31

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered a fossil of the earliest starfish-like animal, which helps us understand the origins of the nimble-armed creature.

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