Curiosities

Sun, 2017-12-24

It is the first record of a plesiosaur from the Jurassic period in Antarctica. It is a carnivorous reptile of the sea that exceeded six meters in length. It was discovered...

Sun, 2017-12-24

Dougal Dixon, a renowned Scottish palaeontologist and author whose works inspired Peter Jackson’s King Kong, was on hand to bring some of the roaring dinosaurs sketched by pupils to life.

Sun, 2017-12-24

A detailed analysis of 3.465-billion-year-old microbial microfossils provides evidence to support an increasingly widespread understanding that life in the Universe is common.

Sun, 2017-12-24

Vandals used a hammer to smash a 115-million-year-old three-toed dinosaur footprint in a national park in Australia. Park rangers at the Bunurong Marine Park discovered the damage to the theropod footprint while taking a school group on a tour.

Sun, 2017-12-24

It took more than 10 years of painstaking work, grinding an Australian rock containing fossils smaller than the eye could see, to confirm the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth, scientists said Monday.

Sun, 2017-12-24

An international team of paleontologists has found the remains of an unusual prehistoric bear that lived 3.5 million years ago (Pliocene epoch) in Canada’s High Arctic....

Sun, 2017-12-24

There have been suggestions that the corpse could be a distorted animal foetus from within the goat family, however, the mystery is still unsolved.

Tue, 2017-12-19

As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by.

Tue, 2017-12-19

Plesiosaurs were especially effective swimmers. These long extinct “paddle saurians” propelled themselves through the oceans by employing “underwater flight”—similar to sea turtles and penguins...

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