Q & A

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.

Thu, 2019-11-07

Some of the world's most exquisite fossil beds were formed millions of years ago during time periods when the Earth's oceans were largely without oxygen.

Mon, 2019-10-14

China’s leading paleontologist on why the country has emerged as a dinosaur hub and how the discipline can help us navigate the climate crisis.

Sat, 2019-10-05

Karen Chin didn't plan on becoming an expert on dinosaur droppings. She studied the fossilized dinosaur poop, called coprolites, as a graduate student, but she figured she'd branch out afterwards to pursue any one of her many interests. Plus, she adds with a...

Sat, 2019-10-05

Humans never walked the Earth alongside dinosaurs -- but if we had, undoubtedly we would have tried to barbeque a Velociraptor. Or perhaps oven roast some...

Fri, 2019-09-20

Dinosaurs: The Myth-Busting Guide to Prehistoric Beasts (2019, Happy Fox Books) is a collection of reprinted, full-color BBC Science Focus magazine articles from 2017 and 2019, available in...

Sat, 2019-09-14

Road cuts and digging at construction sites sometimes lead to the discovery of fossils and archaeological sites. As we reported earlier this summer, a triceratops was ...

Thu, 2019-09-05

Pigment discovered in fossilised remains may explain how the ancient animals’ bodies worked.

Wed, 2019-08-21

When people think of a paleontologist, they usually picture a grizzled paleontologist gently sweeping dust away from a perfectly articulated dinosaur skeleton. In this scenario, the...