Curiosities

Wed, 2020-03-11

Torreites sanchezi, an extinct species of rudist clam that lived during the...

Tue, 2020-03-10

Paleontologists have long determined that modern-day birds evolved from smaller members of the two-legged, meat-eating theropods, such as velociraptors. However, for many years, the only transitional fossil linking the two had been that of the...

Sun, 2020-03-08

This stereotypical portrayal of a dinosaur is the dinosaur of our imaginations. It is not an accurate portrayal of what a dinosaur really was like.

Sat, 2020-03-07

Researchers at the University of Bonn are investigating the conservation status of the reptile, which is up to 20 million years old.

Fri, 2020-03-06

As well as being brightly coloured in normal light, some dinosaurs may have had ultraviolet, fluorescing horns, frills or feathers – and a few species might even have used this glow to attract a mate.

Thu, 2020-03-05

A new study suggests that dinosaurs traveled significantly shorter distances and had drastically different migration behavior than initially believed.

Thu, 2020-03-05

Were dinosaurs warm-blooded or cold-blooded? According to a new study that analyzed the chemistry of dinosaur eggshells, the answer is “warm.”

Wed, 2020-03-04

Heat up those cloning machines! Jurassic Park is one step closer to becoming a reality because scientists recently discovered a sample of extremely well...

Wed, 2020-03-04

The surface of Earth was likely covered by a global ocean 3.24 billion years ago (Archean Eon), according to a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience....

Tue, 2020-02-11

Zealandia — Earth’s seventh continent — experienced dramatic elevation changes between about 50 million and 35 million years ago, according to a new analysis of samples collected during the...

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