Precision and brawn a deadly combination
(Phys.org) —A bizarre, pouched super-predator that terrorised South America millions of years ago had huge sabre-like teeth but its bite was weaker than that of a domestic cat, new research shows.
Scientists study hands of fearsome, meat-eating dinosaur
(PhysOrg.com) -- 66 million years ago, the fearsome, meat-eating dinosaur Majungasaurus crenatissimus prowled the semi-arid lowlands of Madagascar. Its powerful jaws bristled with bladelike teeth, and its st ...
The placodonts are fellow Europeans
Placodonts were among the first marine reptiles. With their trademark crushing teeth, they fed on shellfish and crustaceans. However, when and where these highly specialized marine reptiles originated remained ...
Fish was on the menu for early flying dinosaur Microraptor
University of Alberta-led research reveals that Microraptor, a small flying dinosaur was a complete hunter, able to swoop down and pickup fish as well as its previously known prey of birds and tree dwelling ...
Researchers discover how 'zombie worms' bore into skeletons
Tracing humanity's African ancestry may mean rewriting 'out of Africa' dates
New research by a University of Alberta archeologist may lead to a rethinking of how, when and from where our ancestors left Africa.
Shark teeth analysis provides detailed new look at Arctic climate change
A new study shows that some shark species may be able to cope with the decreasing salinity of Arctic waters that may come with rising temperatures.
Elephant tooth evolution rooted in grass
Once they developed a taste for grass, the ancestors of today's elephants swiftly broadened their leaf-only diet and placed their progeny on a new evolutionary track, a study said Wednesday.
A crowning success for crayfish
Nature sometimes copies its own particularly successful developments. A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam and the Ben-Gurion University at Beer-Sheva in ...
Researchers find shark teeth made of natural fluoride
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.
Hand prosthetic gives teen new independence
Study Pits Man v Machine in Piecing Together 425-Million Years Old Jigsaw
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study pitting academic expertise against a computer in recreating a 425 million-year old jigsaw puzzle has discovered that there is no substitute for wisdom born out of experience.