New horned dinosaur reveals unique wing-shaped headgear
Scientists have named a new species of horned dinosaur (ceratopsian) based on fossils collected from Montana in the United States and Alberta, Canada. Mercuriceratops (mer-cure-E-sare-ah-tops) gemini was ap ...
Researchers reveal results from CT scan of South American mummy
The results of the "virtual autopsy" performed on a South American mummy from the collection of the Buffalo Museum of Science (BMS) are in, providing new insights into the life of the infant mummy. As part of the groundbreaking ...
What amino acids in shells can tell us about Bronze Age people
A new study by scientists at the University of York has shed new light on the use of mollusc shells as personal adornments by Bronze Age people.
Sweden returns pre-Incan funeral shroud to Peru (Update)
A rare and fragile pre-Incan funeral shroud was displayed to reporters Monday, part of the first batch of ancient Paracas textiles that Sweden is returning to Peru 80 years after they were smuggled out by ...
Researchers unearth largest Silurian vertebrate to date—meter long Megamastax
'Pocket sauropod' sheds light on giant's evolution
In a new study published in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology presents a detailed description of the skull bones of a dwarf sauropod, together with an updated reconstruction of an adult Europasaurus skull. ...
Prehistoric elephant skull excavated in New Mexico
Scientists and paleontologists in New Mexico are excavating a prehistoric elephant skull that an expert says is one of the most intact ever found.
Not too fast, not too slow: Researchers untangle energetics of extinct dinosaurs
(Phys.org) —Dinosaurs dominated the landscape for more than 100 million years, but all that remains today are bones. This has made it difficult to solve a long-standing and contentious puzzle: were dinosaurs ...
The oldest fish in the world lived 500 million years ago
It looked more like the worm on an angler's hook than any living fish we might recognise today but it still takes the record for the oldest known fish to date.
Scientists discover why Diplodocus did not put all her eggs in one basket
(Phys.org) —A team of scientists have suggested reasons why the largest dinosaurs ever to have walked the Earth produced smaller eggs than might be expected.
Oil boom produces jobs bonanza for archaeologists (Update)
Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig.
New fossil find pinpoints the origin of jaws in vertebrates
A key piece in the puzzle of the evolution of vertebrates has been identified, after the discovery of fossilised fish specimens, dating from the Cambrian period (around 505 million years old), in the Canadian ...
Newly discovered paddle prints show how ancient sea reptiles swam
Trackways formed on an ancient seabed have shed new light on how nothosaurs, ancient marine reptiles that lived during the age of the dinosaurs, propelled themselves through water. The evidence is described ...
Puget Sound anchor might be from 1792 expedition
Experts will examine an anchor recovered from Puget Sound north of Seattle to determine if it was from one of the earliest ships to explore Northwest waters.