Scientists reveal the braincase anatomy of the late Cretaceous tyrannosaurid Alioramus
The late Cretaceous tyrannosaurid Alioramus altai is known from a single specimen whose articulated braincase exhibits a nearly unique combination of preservational quality, subadult stage of growth, and ...
Ostrich necks reveal sauropod movements, food habits
A new analysis of ostriches reveals that a computer model of long-necked sauropods used to simulate the dinosaurs' movements, featured in BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs and the focus of an installation at the ...
Dinosaur wind tunnel test provides new insight into the evolution of bird flight (w/ Video)
A study into the aerodynamic performance of feathered dinosaurs, by scientists from the University of Southampton, has provided new insight into the evolution of bird flight.
Engineering technology reveals eating habits of giant dinosaurs
(Phys.org) -- High-tech technology, traditionally usually used to design racing cars and aeroplanes, has helped researchers to understand how plant-eating dinosaurs fed 150 million years ago.
Researchers work across fields to uncover information about hadrosaur teeth
(Phys.org)—An unusual collaboration between researchers in two disparate fields resulted in a new discovery about the teeth of 65-million-year-old dinosaurs.
High–tech imaging stamps on Queensland dinosaur stampede theory
(Phys.org) —Dinosaur footprints in Central Queensland's Lark Quarry were not all caused by a dinosaur stampede, as previously thought.
Changing dinosaur tracks spurs novel approach
Paleontologists are using a range of old and new techniques to map the Broome Sandstone dinosaur trackways.
Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017
Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum—and his fans aren't happy.
Did ancient Mars have a runaway greenhouse?
Cosmic impacts that once bombed Mars might have sent temperatures skyrocketing upward on the Red Planet in ancient times, enough to set warming of the surface on a runaway course, researchers say.
First detailed postcranial anatomy supporting Jeholosaurus as a basal ornithopod
Phylogenetic relationships among basal ornithopod dinosaurs are poorly understood and the published tree topologies for these taxa, and other basal cerapodans, have only weak statistical support. Jeholosaurus ...
A sauropod walks into a bar. 'Why the long neck?'
A new PLOS Collection featuring research on the complex evolutionary cascade theory that made the unique gigantism of sauropod dinosaurs possible launched on October 30th. This Collection features new research ...
'Montana Dueling Dinosaurs' to sell at NYC auction
(AP)—Two fossilized dinosaur skeletons found on a Montana ranch in 2006 are going on the auction block in New York City. They're expected to fetch between $7 million and $9 million.
Dinosaur with tiny arms unearthed in Argentina
Argentine experts have discovered the near-complete remains of a new species of Jurassic-era dinosaur that stood on its rear legs and had tiny arms, according to a leading paleontologist.
Were dinosaurs destined to be big? Testing Cope's rule
In the evolutionary long run, small critters tend to evolve into bigger beasts—at least according to the idea attributed to paleontologist Edward Cope, now known as Cope's Rule. Using the latest advanced ...