Curiosities

Tue, 2020-07-28

A team of paleontologists from Italy and Spain has compared the only well-preserved skull of Crocodylus checchiai, an extinct species of crocodile that lived in what is now Libya about 7...

Sun, 2020-07-26

Kids go through phases. Sometimes it’s all about space, trains, unicorns, or cars. But for many young children, dinosaurs can capture the imagination like nothing...

Fri, 2020-07-24

A team of scientists from the University of Tübingen has studied the diet of Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) and red foxes (Vulpes...

Sat, 2020-07-25

A fossil attributed to a teensy, feathered dinosaur may not be a dinosaur at all, but rather a ... lizard, according to new research. With the new criticism, the March study — titled "Hummingbird-sized dinosaur from the Cretaceous period of Myanmar" was retracted...

Fri, 2020-07-24

About 800 million years ago, a flurry of small asteroids slammed into the moon, pocking the lunar surface with clusters of...

Fri, 2020-07-17

The first fossilized signs of sequential molting support the idea that Microraptor was a flyer....

Tue, 2020-07-14

Step aside, skeletons—a new world of biochemical 'signatures' found in all kinds of ancient fossils is revealing itself to paleontologists, providing a new avenue for insights into major evolutionary questions.

Tue, 2020-07-14

The Triassic Period, about 252 to 201 million years ago, was a time of volatile change, particularly during an interval known as the Carnian (about 237 to 227...

Fri, 2020-07-10

Dilophosaurus wetherilli was the largest animal known to have lived on land in North America during the Early...

Thu, 2020-07-09

Let’s turn back the hands of time. Before extinction knocked dinosaurs off their pillar, before the “Great Dying” extinction wiped out 95% of all organisms – we had the...

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