Curiosities

Sat, 2018-05-05

The Tyrannosaurus rex is, without a doubt, the greatest predator to have walked this Earth. As an adult it was an ...

Thu, 2018-05-03

A bird that lived alongside dinosaurs may have preened its feathers like modern birds — despite a full mouth of teeth that also let it chomp like a dino.

Thu, 2018-05-03

But this is merely the latest in a long line of fossil discoveries that have made Scotland one of the world's great hunting grounds for palaeontologists.

Mon, 2018-04-30

The Tasmanian tiger has been extinct for more than 80 years — but that could be about to change.

Fri, 2018-04-27

What started with a little landscaping, turned into an all-out excavation project with local paleontologists gathering and removing the 16,000-year-old bones.

Fri, 2018-04-27

The display also features a section of the Silvisaurus’ armor — a key feature of the dinosaur’s morphology — allowing museum visitors to feel the texture of the plating.

Fri, 2018-04-27

A new two-pronged approach to analyzing dinosaur teeth reveals that, while all of the dinosaurs in the study were meat-eaters, when sidling up to The Old Cretaceous Country Buffet some went for the soft-serve prey and others gravitated toward the hard stuff....

Fri, 2018-04-27

Between about 10,000 and 15,000 thousand years ago, it was a very different place, with large animals like mammoths, giant ground sloths and humans leaving ghostly footprints etched in the crusty ground.

Wed, 2018-04-25

Paleontologists from Bulgaria and Macedonia are excavating the fossilized remains of a prehistoric elephant believed to pre-date the mammoth, after its bones were discovered accidentally by a man working in a field.

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