Curiosities

Wed, 2020-11-11

Paranthropus robustus is a small-brained extinct hominin that lived between 2 million and 1.2 million years ago in what is now South Africa. Discovered in 1938, it was...

Sat, 2020-11-07

Paleontologists in China have uncovered exceptionally preserved fossils of a previously unknown genus and species of extinct arthropod, Kylinxia zhangi, that provides important insights into the phylogenetic relationships among early arthropods...

Wed, 2020-11-04

Filikomys primaevus, a new genus and species of multituberculate mammal that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, has been identified from...

Wed, 2020-11-04

The first complete brain of an dinosaur has been unveiled by scientists. Weighing less than a pea, it belonged to a meat eater that walked the Earth 233 million years ago. Amazingly, the ferocious beast’s perfectly preserved skeleton included the braincase –...

Sat, 2020-10-31

New research by an international team of scientists shows how marine organisms were forced to 'reboot' to survive following the...

Fri, 2020-10-30

Indonesian conservationists have slammed plans to turn the home of endangered Komodo dragons into a Jurassic Park-style attraction, after a viral photo showing one of the giant reptiles sparked an online backlash over the development.

Sat, 2020-10-31

Scientists have studied the morphology and structure of Cretaceous-period dinosaur eggshells collected from the El Gallo Formation of Baja California, Mexico...

Fri, 2020-10-30

In a new study published this week in the journal Nature, a team of researchers from the United Kingdom combined fossil records with a new model of flight to measure flight...

Fri, 2020-10-30

Paleontologists have found two nearly complete skeletons from a new genus and species of nothosauroid marine reptile that lived during the Middle Triassic in what is now...

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