Curiosities

Wed, 2021-05-12

Anyone who's raised a child or a pet will know just how fast and how steady their growth seems to be. You leave for a few days on a work trip and when you come home the child seems to have grown 10cm! That's all well and good for the modern household, but how did...

Sat, 2021-05-08

Shuvuuia deserti, a species of alvarezsauroid dinosaur that lived during the Late ...

Fri, 2021-05-28

Colombia has a wealth of fossils, and geologists are leading the charge to both collect data and share ancient history with local communities.

Mon, 2021-05-24

To understand the origins of our lineage it is necessary to reconstruct the morphology, behavior and environment of the last common ancestor between modern humans and other apes. However, there is no scientific consensus on the phylogenetic positions of the...

Fri, 2021-05-07

Two detailed evaluations of the anatomy of inner ears and for some, scleral eye rings, from 124 extinct and 91 living species reveal new insights into the evolution of dinosaur sensory biology and behavior, including their ability to fly, hunt at night, and hear...

Thu, 2021-05-06

A study published in Cretaceous Research expands the paleontological richness of continental fossils of the Lower Cretaceous with the discovery of a new water plant (charophytes), the species Mesochara dobrogeica. The study also...

Fri, 2021-05-07

Paleontologists working in museum collections in Italy, Switzerland, and Germany have identified five additional specimens of a 240-million-year-old ichthyosaur, named Besanosaurus leptorhynchus, which was previously known from a single fossil...

Thu, 2021-05-06

Sahonachelys mailakavava, a newly-identified species of pelomedusoid turtle from the Late...

Wed, 2021-05-05

Paleontologists from the Ohio State University at Marion and Gonzaga University have identified a new species of large machairodontine saber-toothed cat from the fossilized remains found in North America.

Mon, 2021-05-24

There is something really primordial about the way wild turkeys run.  Each spring, a lot of turkeys seem to be running away from me as I move through the woods in search of a gobbler.  It’s almost worth it to watch them run away, though, because it looks...

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