Curiosities

Thu, 2020-08-13

Updated evolutionary tree and biomechanical estimates of feathered dinosaurs and early birds show powered flight may have evolved in these animals at least three different times.

Sat, 2020-08-08

Paleontologists have found trapped in a piece of Burmese amber a unique scene of a prehistoric ‘hell ant’ (subfamily Haidomyrmecinae) attacking a nymph of ...

Thu, 2020-08-06

A team of researchers said Wednesday that a fossilized non-avian dinosaur egg, discovered in western Japan in a stratum dating back 110 million years, has been recognized as the world's smallest by Guinness World Records.

Wed, 2020-08-05

The cervical rib of a long-necked dinosaur from northwest China provides the oldest known evidence to date that early mammals fed on dinosaur meat around 160 million years ago.

Tue, 2020-08-04

A collaboration led by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and McMaster University has led to the discovery and diagnosis of an aggressive malignant bone cancer—an osteosarcoma—for the first time ever in a dinosaur. No malignant cancers (tumours that can spread...

Fri, 2020-07-31

Trilobites slipped out of one exoskeleton and built another, over and over and over again.

Fri, 2020-07-31

Of course, the model also shows SUE chomping down on another dinosaur.

Sun, 2020-08-30

Geological evidence suggests the known dinosaur groups diverged early on, supporting the traditional dinosaur family tree.

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...

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