Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sat, 2018-05-26

Scientists have discovered fossilised dandruff on the skin of a feathered Microraptor.


Sat, 2018-05-26

After the most fatal asteroid struck Chicxulub in Mexico near about sixty-six million years ago ending the dinosaur age,...

Sun, 2018-05-27

Mass extinctions aren’t fun times. There’s a reason (usually more than one, actually) species disappear in droves. Untangling...

Sat, 2018-05-12

A discovery by scientists at the University of Kent has provided significant insight into the overall genome structure of dinosaurs.


Thu, 2018-05-24

In 2006 a team of paleontologists in Utah were examining the fossils of a large dinosaur when they discovered beneath its foot a tiny skull unlike anything they had seen in the area.


Wed, 2018-05-23

A new study of how ligaments restrict joint movement suggests that pterosaurs and 'four-winged' dinosaurs couldn't have flown in the same way that bats do. 

Thu, 2018-05-24

If you visit the Hall of Vertebrate Origins at the American Museum of Natural History, you'll find a mounted skeleton of Rutiodon carolinensis, a member of the superficially crocodile-like order Phytosauria. 

Fri, 2018-05-18

A new study, led by scientists at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) in Beijing, China, including University of Bristol PhD student Zhang Hanwen, examined the feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives that inhabited Central...

Sun, 2018-05-20

Large, bird-like dinosaurs weighing up to 2 metric tons possibly made nests and sat on their eggs, specially arranging them so as to avoid crushing the eggshells, an international study by researchers including a scientist from Nagoya University has found. ...

Sun, 2018-05-20

Many individuals are fascinated that dinosaurs truly roamed the earth as much as 100 million years in the past. These creatures had been larger than nearly something that exists immediately, have by no means been seen alive by man, and have given us clues into the...