Curiosities

Sat, 2021-03-27

Many of us, at some point or another, dreamed of hunting for dinosaur fossils when we grew up. Paleontology—the study of natural history through fossils—is the scientific reality of this. It encompasses all ancient lifeforms that left their trace in the earth,...

Fri, 2021-03-26

Paleontologists from Flinders University have examined the brains of four species of extinct giant mihirungs (dromornithid birds): Ilbandornis woodburnei and three species of the genus Dromornis.

Wed, 2021-03-24

Fossil find from Canada could rewrite the evolutionary history of invertebrate organisms.

Sat, 2021-04-10

Dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago, but we're still learning their secrets. Here are 10 mind-blowing dino discoveries, including newly described species, an analysis of soft-shelled dinosaur eggs and takedowns of speculative species....

Sat, 2021-03-20

A new species of shark with hypertrophied, slender pectoral fins has been identified from the fossilized remains discovered in northern Mexico.

Fri, 2021-03-19

New skeletal remains excavated in Mongolia of an ankylosaurid, an armoured herbivore that lived sometime between 84 and 72 million years ago during the Cretaceous...

Thu, 2021-03-18

Hirmoneura messelense, a newly described species of nemestrinid fly that lived approximately 47.5 million years ago (Eocene Epoch),...

Wed, 2021-03-17

Just how big was the prehistoric super-sized shark Megalodon? Scientists have been debating the point for more than 100 years.

Tue, 2021-03-16

AT THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM in Toronto, one specimen dwarfs everything else in it: a 27-and-half-meter long dinosaur skeleton. His name is officially ROM 3670, but he’s more commonly known as Gordo, and he’s the largest mounted dinosaur...

Mon, 2021-03-15

Spectacular fossil plants preserved within a volcanic ash fall in China have shed light on an evolutionary race 300 million years ago, which was eventually won by the seed-bearing plants that dominate so much of the Earth today.

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