Curiosities

Wed, 2019-07-24

Fossil clams found in southwestern Florida contain ancient microtektites, tiny (about 200 μm in diameter) glass beads that form when the explosive impact of an extraterrestrial object sends molten...

Sat, 2019-07-20

An 80-million-year-old dinosaur nesting site in the Gobi Desert of southeastern Mongolia has revealed that mothers worked in groups to protect their eggs just like some birds do today.

Thu, 2019-07-18

Every once in a while, a scientific matter will spill into the courtroom — this is the case with the “dueling dinosaurs” fossil, which has sparked a major property rights dispute that may be extremely important for paleontology.

Tue, 2019-07-16

A collaborative research project carried out under the auspices of the GeoBio-Center at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich has developed an integrative approach to the classification of fossil cichlids, and identified the oldest known member of the...

Tue, 2019-07-16

Have you seen the movies Jurassic Park and Jurassic World? The first one came out in 1993, when your parents were probably kids. The second one came out much later in 2015, when they were already grownups.

Sat, 2019-07-13

Paleontologists in China have uncovered a nearly complete, fully articulated skeleton of Microraptor zhaoianus...

Thu, 2019-07-11

When a Tyrannosaurus rex or other carnivorous dinosaur is depicted on screen, it roars like a carnivorous mammal. But birds developed from dinosaurs, so...

Thu, 2019-07-11

Dinosaurs were reptiles that lived between 230 million and 65 million years ago. If humans weren’t around then, how do we know they really existed?

Wed, 2019-07-10

Salmon have permeated First Nations mythology and have been prized as an important food source for thousands of years. 

Tue, 2019-07-09

Researchers have captured the mysterious bluntnose sixgill shark on film, a creature that has been on Earth since before the dinosaurs.

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