Q & A

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...

Sat, 2020-02-15

From the time that dinosaur fossils were first discovered, these creatures have fascinated scientists and laypeople alike. In the academic world, their remains provide important clues into the prehistoric world; in popular culture, dinosaurs have inspired...

Tue, 2020-02-04

A new study from Harvard University and the Field Museum of Natural History sheds light on how and when changes in the spine happened in mammal evolution. The research reveals how a combination of developmental changes and adaptive pressures in the spines of...

Sat, 2020-01-18

Ever since a huge crater was discovered off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in the early 1990s, scientists have been confident that an ...

Tue, 2020-01-14

Sauropods – the largest dinosaurs that have ever lived on Earth – were also prone to develop bone diseases such as cancer, according to new...

Thu, 2020-01-09

Smell was certainly an important part of dinosaur life. What do we know about it?

Fri, 2019-12-20

There have been countless amazing discoveries across the past decade in the field of paleontology. To try to narrow those down to a “best of” list is an asinine endeavor, one that I’ve undertaken out of some sort of masochistic delusion.

Fri, 2019-12-20

Nyasasaurus Parringtoni is believed to be the earliest dinosaur to have ever lived on Earth. It predates all other dinosaurs by more than 10 million years. According to scientists, if this ancient-of-the-ancient is not the oldest...

Sun, 2019-12-01

The Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology (NIGPAS) in China announced that it has unraveled the answer to the chicken or egg causality dilemma — and potentially laid a new foundation for the history of biology.