Curiosities

Wed, 2020-02-26

Paleontologists have discovered the microscopic fossilized remains of green seaweed near Dalian in the Liaoning province of northern China. The microfossils are approximately one billion years old. They represent a previously unknown species of green seaweed,...

Sat, 2020-02-22

A new fossil study from Stanford University shows extinction was unexpectedly common among smaller sea creatures in the deep past.

Thu, 2020-02-20

On view for over a century, a fossil slab may display evidence of tropical freezing during the Jurassic, but scientists never noticed it—until one finally did. Some colleagues are not convinced.

Thu, 2020-02-20

So, you love dinosaurs. You’re probably familiar with the T. rexthe ...

Thu, 2020-02-20

A research team performed dental microwear analysis on canid fossils from a Paleolithic site in the Czech Republic

Wed, 2020-02-19

The man who named the ferocious prehistoric predator that was more accurately featured in “Jurassic Park” — the Utahraptor, not the...

Wed, 2020-02-19

Using a novel technique called clumped isotope paleothermometry, an international team of paleontologists analyzed eggshell fossils representing three major dinosaur groups and found that these creatures were characterized by warm body temperatures....

Tue, 2020-02-18

The mystery surrounding dinosaur footprints on a cave ceiling in Central Queensland has been solved after more than a half a century.

Tue, 2020-02-18

A team of scientists led by Elizabeth Boatman at the University of Wisconsin Stout used infrared and X-ray imaging and spectromicroscopy performed at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS) to demonstrate how soft tissue structures may be preserved in dinosaur...

Mon, 2020-02-17

A monstrous three-toed footprint found last week on a British beach is the prehistoric track of a huge carnivorous reptile that died millions of years ago, according to fossil experts.

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