Curiosities

Sat, 2021-07-10

An international team of scientists has used high-powered X-rays at the European Synchrotron, the ESRF, to show how an extinct South African 200-million-year-old dinosaur, ...

Thu, 2021-07-08

The two new species, named Leptolophus cuestai and Leptolophus franzeni, lived 37 million years ago in what is now Spain.

Sat, 2021-07-03

new study, published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, challenges claims that early humans slaughtered mammoths, mastodonts and prehistoric elephants to extinction...

Fri, 2021-07-02

Have you often thought about traveling back in time and looking at how the Earth was millions of years ago? While time travel is not an available option at the moment, scientists have found the next best thing - ...

Thu, 2021-07-01

The most famous mass extinction was the disappearance of non-avian dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period, 66 million years ago, after ruling the Earth for 170 million years. The best-supported extinction model is the...

Thu, 2021-07-01

A team of paleontologists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Florida State University has uncovered the first convincing evidence that several types of dinosaurs, from small bird-like dinosaurs to giant tyrannosaurs, not only lived in what’s now Alaska during the...

Tue, 2021-06-29

These days, fossil collectors crave bones like fine art. In the last month, a tyrannosaurus tooth sold at auction for over $11,000. A double butterfly in amber sold at the same auction for almost $38,000.

Mon, 2021-06-28

Paleontologists have described a new enantiornithine bird with a well-preserved skull from the Early Cretaceous of northeastern China.

Sat, 2021-06-26

Chinese researchers have unveiled an ancient skull that could belong to a completely new species of human.

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