Curiosities

Fri, 2018-04-13

Around 100 million years ago, large carnivorous dinosaurs and reptiles dominated the landscape in what we now call Africa. But how were so many fearsome predators able to exist side by side without outcompeting one another?

Sat, 2018-04-14

The skeletons of a 12-meter-long Diplodocus and an Allosaurus with a...

Fri, 2018-04-13

252 million years ago, the Permian extinction wiped out much of the life on Earth. Unlike the...

Thu, 2018-04-12

A handful of tiny teeth have led scientists to identify the most distant ancestor of today's kangaroos. The fossils were found in the desert heart of Australia, and then hidden away, and almost forgotten in a museum collection for over three decades....

Fri, 2016-04-15

To figure out how this evolution occurred, researchers in Chile have manipulated the genes of regular chickens so they develop tubular, dinosaur-like fibulas on their lower legs - one of the two long, spine-like bones you’ll find in a drumstick.

Thu, 2018-04-12

According to a study released this week in the journal PLoS ONE, an isolated bone from the lower jaw of a prehistoric marine reptile found in Somerset, UK, belongs to one of the largest...

Wed, 2018-04-11

The skeletons of an Allosaurus and a Diplodocus are up for auction in...

Sat, 2018-04-07

The dinosaurs that reigned between 66 and 247 million years ago were massive — some even heavier the space shuttle Endeavour.

Sat, 2018-04-07

Takuya Konishi held up a fossil of a mosasaur, a ferocious marine reptile that lived alongside dinosaurs more than 65 million years ago.

Fri, 2018-04-13

The Stegosaurus has the smallest brain for its body size of any known dinosaur. Its body was the size of a...

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