Curiosities

Fri, 2019-08-23

A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Texas Austin has used a new technique to analyze tiny amounts of gas trapped inside 215-million-year-old rocks from the Colorado Plateau and the Newark Basin. Their results show that...

Thu, 2019-08-29

She says her interest in the subject came about through reading encyclopedias. Paleontology is a branch of earth science which deals with the study of fossils and the evolution of organisms.

Wed, 2019-08-28

A new study led by Uppsala University researchers provides the first direct evidence of filter feeding in Jurassic pterosaurs and shows that they had a similar...

Wed, 2019-08-21

When people think of a paleontologist, they usually picture a grizzled paleontologist gently sweeping dust away from a perfectly articulated dinosaur skeleton. In this scenario, the...

Sun, 2019-08-18

A MASSIVE asteroid comparable to the massive space rock which brought the dinosaurs’ reign on Earth to an end is hurtling towards Earth, and scientists have confirmed it is “potentially hazardous”.

Fri, 2019-08-16

Fossilized flies that lived 54 million years ago have revealed a surprising twist to the tale of how insects’ eyes evolved. These craneflies, unveiled in Nature today, show that insect eyes trap light the same way as human eyes, using the pigment melanin – yet...

Fri, 2019-08-16

Psittacosaurus was a genus of extinct dinosaur living in Asia between 126 and 101 million years ago. Over the decades, hundreds of specimens have been...

Sat, 2019-08-10

According to researches, the eggs found in these nests come most likely from the “duck-billed dinosaur” Telmatosaurus transsylvanicus...

Thu, 2019-08-08

During the prehistoric times, many dinosaurs roamed, swam and flew over Morocco. The giant reptiles were different, unique-looking and fascinating. Discover four of Morocco’s most bizarre-looking dinosaurs.

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