Researchers suggest comet most likely cause of Chicxulub crater
Seeing inside a pterosaur skull
(Phys.org) —The inside of the skull of a 100-million-year-old pterosaur has been seen by Natural History Museum fossil experts for the first time. Computed tomography (CT) scans revealed details of the ...
Paleontologists discover fossilized ovarian follicles in three birds from Early Cretaceous
Four dinosaur egg species identified in Lleida
A study headed by the Miquel Crusafont Catalan Palaeontology Institute has for the first time documented detailed records of dinosaur egg fossils in the Coll de Nargó archaeological site in Lleida, Spain. ...
First fossil evidence shows small crocs fed on baby dinosaurs
A South Dakota School of Mines & Technology assistant professor and his team have discovered a new species of herbivorous dinosaur and published the first fossil evidence of prehistoric crocodyliforms feeding ...
Toll from Russia meteor strike 'unprecedented'
A meteor strike in central Russia on Friday that left hundreds of people injured is the biggest known human toll from a space rock, a British expert said.
A T-Rex of an idea: Dinosaur milk?
(Phys.org)—Did dinosaurs lactate? It's a question physiology expert Professor Paul Else has been pondering for years –15 years in fact.
Most precise dates yet suggest comet or asteroid impact was last straw for dinosaurs
While many assume that a comet or asteroid impact killed off the dinosaurs, the actual dates of the impact and extinction are imprecise enough that some have questioned the connection. UC Berkeley and Berkeley ...
Large theropod metatarsal found in Jurassic Shishugou Formation, Junggar Basin, China
The Sino-American field expedition in the Junggar Basin north of the Tian Shan in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region have produced a number of dinosaur fossils, including several species of small- to medium-bodied ...
Russia claims record dive but no monster in deep freeze
Russian explorers claimed a record Wednesday in diving to the bottom of a remote lake at the coldest time of the year but said they could not find its most famed inhabitant, a mythical Loch Ness-style monster.
Pest uses plant hairs for protection: Trichomes save insect from beetle predation
Everyone needs to eat. But it's a dog-eat-dog world, and with the exception of the top predators, everyone also gets eaten. To cope with this vicious reality, a tiny insect that eats plants has learned to ...
New forms of dinosaur eggs (Dictyoolithids) found
Paleontologists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, collected some dinosaur eggs of the oofamily Dictyoolithidae from the Upper Cretaceous ...
New dinosaur fossil challenges bird evolution theory
(Phys.org)—The discovery of a new bird-like dinosaur from the Jurassic period challenges widely accepted theories on the origin of flight.
Study: There were more small meat-eating dinosaurs than first thought
University of Alberta researchers used fossilized teeth to identify at least 23 species of small meat-eating dinosaurs that roamed western Canada and the United States, 85 to 65 million years ago.