Curiosities

Sat, 2021-01-30

“The finest impression of a 215-million-year-old dinosaur print found in Britain in a decade”

Thu, 2021-01-28

The unearthing of the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton near Eastend three decades ago continues to be a fascinating story of...

Thu, 2021-01-28

new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that dogs were domesticated in Siberia by 23,000 years ago, possibly while both people and wolves...

Thu, 2021-01-28

The giant dinosaur Spinosaurus acted like modern herons or storks, taking fish and other aquatic...

Thu, 2021-01-28

The exquisite preservation of a new, partial skull of Parasaurolophus cyrtocristatus, a species of duck-billed dinosaur that lived during the...

Tue, 2021-01-26

First discovered in 1922 and best known for its distinctive crest, Parasaurolophus is one of the most recognizable dinosaurs -- a staple of childhood books and a...

Thu, 2021-01-21

A bizarre new genus and species of mosasaur with teeth unlike those of any known reptile has been identified from fossils found in Morocco.

Thu, 2021-01-21

Found in a piece of mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar, the wonderfully-preserved male of Cretophengodes azari has a light organ on...

Sat, 2021-02-06

Bones from giant reptiles were flung into space when the extinction-event asteroid smashed into the Earth 66 million years ago, scientists claim.

Fri, 2021-01-22

Although paleontologists know now much about dinosaurs and their appearance, they have not known anything about how their cloacal region — the all-purpose opening used for defecation, urination and breeding — appears. Paleontologists from the United Kingdom and...

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