Curiosities

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...

Thu, 2018-04-05

Removed from Hell Creek during the 2017 field season, the material's now being cleaned and analyzed at the university. The big discovery was announced on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Thu, 2018-04-05

Palaeontologists have discovered part of the skeleton of a 180 million-year-old pregnant ichthyosaur with the remains of between six and eight tiny embryos between its ribs.

Wed, 2018-04-04

Scientists have worked out the incubation style of dinosaur species by examining the type of sediment their fossilized eggs were found in.

Mon, 2018-04-09

What was life like when all continents were together in one super continent? The answer to this question is complex.

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