Curiosities

Sat, 2019-11-09

A new animation by NASA scientist Jessie Christiansen shows just how long the dinosaurs' reign lasted, and how short the era of humans has been in comparison, by tracing our solar system's movement through...

Thu, 2019-11-07

Some of the world's most exquisite fossil beds were formed millions of years ago during time periods when the Earth's oceans were largely without oxygen.

Wed, 2019-11-06

A previously unrecognized mode of fossilization of ancient microbes may explain how some of Earth’s oldest microfossils...

Tue, 2019-11-05

The fossil record is filled with meat-eating dinosaurs. Some paleontologists have suggested there are too many theropod dinosaurs, given what scientists know about food chains.

Sun, 2019-11-03

An international team of researchers have discovered an amber containing an ancient bird dating back around 100 million years.

Sun, 2019-11-03

From building walls and green belts to roadside dustbins, dinosaur images can be found virtually everywhere in Jiayin, a small county in northeast China.

Fri, 2019-11-01

Footprints of duck-billed dinosaurs, armored dinosaurs and a tyrannosaur discovered in Aniakchak National Monument, southwestern Alaska, shed new light...

Mon, 2019-10-28

At the American Museum of Natural History in New York City stands a goliath: The most accurate reconstruction of...

Sun, 2019-10-27

After back-to-back early earthquakes in Ridgecrest, Calif., a dislodged, 600-pound stone containing a fossilized torso was discovered.

Fri, 2019-10-25

Scientists now have the best picture yet of how life on land recovered in the first million years after the age of dinosaurs, with the help of a surprising trove of thousands of fossils unearthed in Colorado, a new study finds.

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