Curiosities

Wed, 2018-08-08

As animal cloning becomes more and more commonplace, the idea of replacing your dearly departed dachshund may be losing some of its sizzle to what could be the next breakthrough: taking lessons learned from duplicating the Spots and Fidos of the world...

Sun, 2018-08-12

A three-month-old horse that lived up to 40,000 years ago has been discovered in the mysterious Batagai depression in Russia’s Yakutia region, nicknamed the ‘Gateway to the Underworld.’

Tue, 2018-08-07

An international team of paleontologists and other geoscientists has discovered the first North American co-occurrence of hadrosaur and therizinosaur...

Fri, 2018-08-03

The dinosaur was pulled from a site in 2008 in southern Utah near Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, painstakingly processed for about four years, and is now dubbed ...

Thu, 2018-08-02

In particular the question mark was hovering over the skeletons of a strange, ancient fish family called heterostracan, but now UK scientists say they've cracked it, declaring the 400 million-year-old fossils to be the oldest examples of bone ever found....

Tue, 2018-07-31

The message of the 1993 documentary film Jurassic Park was subtle – buried in dense symbolism for the viewer to tease out...

Wed, 2018-08-01

The family of real bears can ultimately be traced back to the oldest genus, the Ursavus, which was roughly the size of a sheepdog and had evolved from a canine ancestor.

Fri, 2018-07-27

Paleontologists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have confirmed the fossils belong to a dinosaur species named ...

Thu, 2018-07-26

To learn more from fossils they find in nature, paleontologists are trying to create their own.

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