Curiosities

Fri, 2019-09-20

Dinosaurs: The Myth-Busting Guide to Prehistoric Beasts (2019, Happy Fox Books) is a collection of reprinted, full-color BBC Science Focus magazine articles from 2017 and 2019, available in...

Sat, 2019-09-21

For some children, dinosaurs are life. They can name countless dinosaurs off the top of their heads, they'll correct your pronunciation if you slaughter a dino name, and they'll laugh you out of the room if you suggest a...

Fri, 2019-09-20

Have a child who loves dinosaurs? They may be interested in some work that’s going on right now at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Fri, 2019-09-20

A geological research team announced that they had discovered groups of 100-million-year-old fossils of dinosaur footprints in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

Sat, 2019-09-14

FOR ANCIENT MAMMALIAN MEGAFAUNA—FROM BROWN bears to bison and more—death was something of a boy’s club. At least that...

Sat, 2019-09-14

Modern birds are descended from a group of two-legged dinosaurs known as theropods, a family that includes the notorious Tyrannosaurus rex as well as its smaller,...

Sat, 2019-09-14

Road cuts and digging at construction sites sometimes lead to the discovery of fossils and archaeological sites. As we reported earlier this summer, a triceratops was ...

Fri, 2019-09-13

The world’s oldest chelicerate, a group of predatory animals including horseshoe crabs, scorpions, and spiders, has been discovered in the Burgess Shale, located in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia. Dubbed Mollisonia plenovenatrix...

Fri, 2019-09-13

Researchers say the impact of the giant asteroid had triggered massive tsunamis and led to wildfires that were thousands of miles away.

Tue, 2019-09-10

It was a normal day in the age of dinosaurs, until it suddenly and vehemently wasn’t. A giant asteroid traveling at about 15 miles per second slammed into Earth, producing an explosion...

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