Scientists teach largest dinosaurs to walk
For the first time scientists have learnt how the largest four-legged dinosaurs got from A to B.
Surprise: Duck-billed dinosaurs had fleshy 'cocks comb'
A rare, mummified specimen of the duck-billed dinosaur Edmontosauraus regalis described in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on December 12 shows for the first time that those dinosaurs' heads were ad ...
Researchers offer explanation for higher survival rate of freshwater organisms after Chicxulub asteroid impact
Deep-sea vent animals not as isolated as they seem
(Phys.org) —Miles below the ocean surface, diverse ecosystems flourish at hydrothermal vents. Without sunlight, animals live off of bacteria that thrive on chemicals billowing out of the Earth's crust. ...
Chickens and turkeys 'closer to dinosaur ancestors' than other birds
New research from the University of Kent suggests that chickens and turkeys have experienced fewer gross genomic changes than other birds as they evolved from their dinosaur ancestor.
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.
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 ...
New study sheds light on dinosaur size
Dinosaurs were not only the largest animals to roam the Earth - they also had a greater number of larger species compared to all other back-boned animals - scientists suggest in a new paper published in the journal PLOS ON ...
Full dinosaur tail excavated in northern Mexico
(AP)—Mexican paleontologists say they have uncovered 50 vertebrae believed to be a full dinosaur tail in the northern desert of Coahuila state.
Dinosaurs doing well before asteroid impact
A new analysis of fossils from the last years of the dinosaurs concludes that extra-terrestrial impact was likely the sole cause of extinction in most cases.
Plant-eating dinosaurs replaced teeth often, carried spares
Some of the largest herbivorous dinosaurs replaced their teeth at a rate of approximately one tooth every 1-2 months to compensate for tooth wear from crunching up plants, according to research published July 17 in the open ...
New fanged dwarf dinosaur from southern Africa, ate plants
With tiny 1-inch long jaws, a new species of plant-eater has come to light in rocks in southern Africa dating to the early dinosaur era, some 200 million years ago. This "punk-sized" herbivore is one of a ...
Dinosaur fossils from China help researchers describe new 'Titan'
A team led by University of Pennsylvania paleontologists has characterized a new dinosaur based on fossil remains found in northwestern China. The species, a plant-eating sauropod named Yongjinglong datangi, roamed ...
Dinosaur-killing impact acidified oceans: study
The space rock that smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, famously wiping out the dinosaurs, unleashed acid rain that turned the ocean surface into a witches' brew, researchers said Sunday.