Curiosities

Fri, 2018-10-12

A terrifying meat-eater gets a sweet origin story.

Fri, 2018-10-12

The smallest Tylosaurus mosasaur fossil ever found has been revealed in a new study in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology...

Fri, 2018-10-12

Fossil of young long-necked dinosaur found—and nicknamed Andrew. The new fossil could reveal what life was like for juvenile giants.

Thu, 2018-10-11

By the time non-avian dinosaurs went extinct, plant-eating sauropods like the Brontosaurus had grown to gargantuan proportions. Weighing in as much as 100 tons, the...

Wed, 2018-10-10

Scientists are experimenting with a gene editing tool that could bring extinct animals back to life, making “Jurassic World,” Hollywood’s blockbuster film about dinosaurs come back to life, a reality.

Wed, 2018-10-10

Construction crew stumbles on fossilised nest identified as belonging to the Cretaceous period.

 

Wed, 2018-10-10

From about 245 to 66 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Although well-preserved skeletons give us a good idea of what they looked like, the way their limbs worked remains a bigger mystery.

Tue, 2018-10-09

The ancestors of today’s squamates were lost in time. Now paleontologists have identified the earliest known example: Meet...

Tue, 2018-10-02

The oldest skeleton remains known to fossil chronicle of the Earth belonged to the microorganisms that lived 700-650 million years ago. International research team proved that a larger organisms of the same period, such as Palaeopascichnus linearis...

Fri, 2018-09-28

At Wauconda Library's summer STEAM camp, a young patron wanted to know, "How many teeth do Yutyrannus have?"

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