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Archaeology & Fossils 1 hour ago

Tooth marks and lost teeth offer insights into dinosaur feeding behavior

The carcass of a large long-necked dinosaur in the Junggar Basin in northwestern China served as food for several other dinosaurs, Tübingen paleontologists say, citing tooth marks on the bones and several dinosaur teeth, ...

Archaeology & Fossils 1 hour ago

These two bird-sized dinosaurs evolved the ability to glide, but weren't great at it

Despite having bat-like wings, two small dinosaurs, Yi and Ambopteryx, struggled to fly, only managing to glide clumsily between the trees where they lived, researchers report October 22 in the journal iScience. Unable to ...

Archaeology & Fossils Oct 16, 2020

World's greatest mass extinction triggered switch to warm-bloodedness

Mammals and birds today are warm-blooded, and this is often taken as the reason for their great success.

Archaeology & Fossils Oct 15, 2020

Researchers discover fossils of new species in Arizona

Researchers have discovered fossils of a tiny burrowing reptile among a vast expanse of petrified wood in eastern Arizona.

Archaeology & Fossils Oct 15, 2020

Beak bone reveals pterosaur like no other

A new species of small pterosaur—similar in size to a turkey—has been discovered, which is unlike any other pterosaur seen before due to its long slender toothless beak.

Archaeology & Fossils Oct 12, 2020

Ancient tiny teeth reveal first mammals lived more like reptiles

Pioneering analysis of 200 million-year-old teeth belonging to the earliest mammals suggests they functioned like their cold-blooded counterparts—reptiles, leading less active but much longer lives.

Archaeology & Fossils Oct 07, 2020

Carnivorous dinosaur had crocodile-like senses

Paleontologists have discovered remarkable evidence of the sensory capabilities in the fossilized skin of a 155-million-year-old carnivorous dinosaur.

Archaeology & Fossils Oct 07, 2020

T-Rex fossil sells for record-breaking $31.8 mn

One of the most complete specimens of a T-Rex fossil in the world was sold for a record $31.8 million Tuesday by Christie's in New York, nearly quadrupling the previous highest price for a dinosaur at auction.

Archaeology & Fossils Oct 06, 2020

Toothless dino's lost digits point to spread of parrot-like species

A newly discovered species of toothless, two-fingered dinosaur has shed light on how a group of parrot-like animals thrived more than 68 million years ago.

Astronomy Oct 06, 2020

US Nobel winner's 25-year odyssey to black hole at center of galaxy

For US astronomer Andrea Ghez, who won this year's Nobel Physics Prize, what makes black holes so fascinating is how tricky they are to conceptualize.

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