Curiosities

Sat, 2021-09-25

Little did he know then that his love of dinosaurs would lead to a career as a paleontologist. Since the day his father brought home a special gift for him -- a toy dinosaur set -- after a business trip, Kirkland has spent nearly 50 years traveling the world...

Tue, 2021-09-21

Dinosaurs must have had sex to reproduce but how they did it -- with their neck frills, armored plates and tails tipped with spikes -- isn't exactly clear....

Sat, 2021-09-18

Paleontologists in China have identified a new species of pengornithid enantiornithine bird with a pair of elaborate tail feathers.

Thu, 2021-09-16

Perhaps no other subject illustrates this principle more than the ongoing popular and academic controversy over dinosaur integument, or body coverings. In fact, we can go further and center that debate on one genus and species – ...

Wed, 2021-09-15

Using recovered DNA to “genetically resurrect” an extinct species — the central idea behind the Jurassic Park films — may be moving closer to reality with the creation this week of a new company that aims to bring back woolly mammoths thousands of years...

Wed, 2021-09-15

About 66 million years ago, a massive asteroid crashed into Earth near the site of the small town of Chicxulub in what is now...

Wed, 2021-09-15

A new genus and species of palaeoscolecid worm has been identified from two specimens found in the Burgess Shale-type deposits in Utah, the United States....

Sat, 2021-09-11

Dental cavities or caries is a common disease among modern humans, affecting almost every adult. New research shows that Microsyops latidens, a species of stem primate from the Early...

Sat, 2021-09-11

Paleontologists have described in detail for the first time the scaly skin of Carnotaurus sastrei, an abelisaurid theropod that lived in South...

Thu, 2021-09-09

Paleontologists have described the largest Cambrian hurdiid radiodont known so far, named Titanokorys gainesi...

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