Q & A

Wed, 2021-01-13

Even Tyrannosaurus rexes needed to nap sometimes. A still-growing fossil record is showing how dinosaurs used to doze.

Mon, 2021-01-11

Evolution is the process of life adapting to its environment. And if you’re already perfect, why change? Here’s a list of four animals who got it...

Wed, 2021-01-06

In India, palaeontologists fear that the country’s rich fossil heritage is under threat in the absence of stringent laws and preservation efforts.

Tue, 2020-12-29

From giant parrots and feathered dinosaurs to really old poop and The Bone Wars to the difference between body fossils and trace fossils, here are some fun...

Wed, 2020-12-23

Paleontologists uncovered a great deal about the “terrible lizards” in 2020.

Sun, 2020-12-20

Do you know your ammonites from your ichthyosaurs? This winter, head out to these four fossil-rich stretches of the UK coastline for palaeontology tours, bracing beach walks and quirky museums.

Sat, 2020-12-12

Mass extinctions of land-dwelling animals—including amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds—follow a cycle of about 27 million years, coinciding with previously reported mass extinctions of ocean life, according to a new analysis published in the journal ...

Fri, 2020-12-11

So we may never actually extract the blood of a mosquito that bit a dinosaur 100 million years ago and use it to resurrect dinosaurs that take over an entire theme park, but we haven’t even been able to get a complete DNA profile from an insect ...

Mon, 2020-12-07

But seriously, what actually killed the dinosaurs? When did they exist in the first place? And how do scientists really know what they look like?

Fri, 2020-11-27

What an interesting question! Well, technically dinosaurs are still here in the form of birds. Just like you’re a direct descendant of your grandparents, birds are the only...

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