Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2018-04-13

252 million years ago, the Permian extinction wiped out much of the life on Earth. Unlike the...

Thu, 2018-04-12

A handful of tiny teeth have led scientists to identify the most distant ancestor of today's kangaroos. The fossils were found in the desert heart of Australia, and then hidden away, and almost forgotten in a museum collection for over three decades....

Fri, 2016-04-15

To figure out how this evolution occurred, researchers in Chile have manipulated the genes of regular chickens so they develop tubular, dinosaur-like fibulas on their lower legs - one of the two long, spine-like bones you’ll find in a drumstick.

Thu, 2018-04-12

According to a study released this week in the journal PLoS ONE, an isolated bone from the lower jaw of a prehistoric marine reptile found in Somerset, UK, belongs to one of the largest...

Tue, 2018-04-10

Scientists from the University of Bristol have re-examined the fossilised remains of a Triassic reptile, currently housed in two separate collections on each...

Sat, 2018-04-07

The dinosaurs that reigned between 66 and 247 million years ago were massive — some even heavier the space shuttle Endeavour.

Sat, 2018-04-07

Takuya Konishi held up a fossil of a mosasaur, a ferocious marine reptile that lived alongside dinosaurs more than 65 million years ago.

Fri, 2018-04-13

The Stegosaurus has the smallest brain for its body size of any known dinosaur. Its body was the size of a...

Thu, 2018-04-05

Removed from Hell Creek during the 2017 field season, the material's now being cleaned and analyzed at the university. The big discovery was announced on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Thu, 2018-04-05

Palaeontologists have discovered part of the skeleton of a 180 million-year-old pregnant ichthyosaur with the remains of between six and eight tiny embryos between its ribs.

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