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Research finds rings of Saturn are dying
New research shows Saturn's rings are dying at a worst-case-scenario rate. (2018-12-18)
'Treasure trove' of dinosaur footprints found in southern England
More than 85 well-preserved dinosaur footprints -- made by at least seven different species -- have been uncovered in East Sussex, representing the most diverse and detailed collection of these trace fossils from the Cretaceous Period found in the UK to date. (2018-12-17)
New discovery pushes origin of feathers back by 70 million years
An international team of palaeontologists, which includes the University of Bristol, has discovered that the flying reptiles, pterosaurs, actually had four kinds of feathers, and these are shared with dinosaurs -- pushing back the origin of feathers by some 70 million years. (2018-12-17)
Scientists discover how birds and dinosaurs evolved to dazzle with colourful displays
Iridescence is responsible for some of the most striking visual displays in the animal kingdom. (2018-12-10)
Scientists found new giant dinosaur
Paleontologists from Russia have described a new dinosaur, the Volgatitan. (2018-12-06)
Medullary bone found in Cretaceous birds
A team of scientists led by Jingmai O'Connor from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, reported the first occurrence of medullary bone in Enantiornithes, the dominant clade of birds during the Cretaceous. (2018-12-05)
Elephant-sized triassic creature sheds new light on old theories
The recent discovery of the gargantuan four-legged creature Lisowicia bojani, from the Late Triassic period of Poland, has overturned established beliefs that the only giant herbivores to roam Triassic lands were dinosaurs, report Tomasz Sulej and Grzegorz Nied?wiedzki. (2018-11-22)
Gigantic mammal 'cousin' discovered
During the Triassic period (252-201 million years ago) mammal-like reptiles called therapsids co-existed with ancestors to dinosaurs, crocodiles, mammals, pterosaurs, turtles, frogs, and lizards. (2018-11-22)
Rare fossil bird deepens mystery of avian extinctions
Today's birds descend from a small number of bird species living before the dinosaur extinction. (2018-11-13)
Most complete study on Europe's greatest Hadrosaur site published
The Basturs Poble site (Lleida) is the most important site in Europe when it comes to hadrosaur remains. (2018-11-08)
The teeth of Changchunsaurus: Rare insight into ornithopod dinosaur tooth evolution
The teeth of Changchunsaurus parvus, a small herbivorous dinosaur from the Cretaceous of China, represent an important and poorly-known stage in the evolution of ornithopod dentition, according to a study released Nov. (2018-11-07)
Chew on this: Two new studies reveal secrets of early dinosaur and mammal tooth evolution
Two new research papers take a bite out of the mysteries around how early dinosaurs and mammals evolved their unique tooth replacement and anchoring systems. (2018-11-07)
Dinosaurs put all colored birds' eggs in one basket, evolutionarily speaking
A new study says the colors found in modern birds' eggs did not evolve independently, as previously thought, but evolved instead from dinosaurs. (2018-10-31)
New species of the 'first bird' Archaeopteryx uncovered
A new species of the famous 'first bird,' Archaeopteryx, supporting its status as the transitional fossil between birds and dinosaurs, has been published by in the journal Historical Biology. (2018-10-25)
Crater that killed the dinosaurs reveals how broken rocks can flow like liquid
The same process that allows rock to flow like liquid during impact events allows 'peak rings' to form in large craters. (2018-10-24)
150-million-year old, piranha-like specimen is earliest known flesh-eating fish
Researchers reporting in Current Biology on Oct. 18 have described a remarkable new species of fish that lived in the sea about 150 million years ago in the time of the dinosaurs. (2018-10-18)
Newly described fossils could help reveal why some dinos got so big
A new, in-depth anatomical description of the best preserved specimens of a car-sized sauropod relative from North America could help paleontologists with unraveling the mystery of why some dinosaurs got so big. (2018-10-10)
Newly described, giant relative of Brontosaurus roamed South Africa 200 million years ago
Researchers reporting in Current Biology on Sept. 27 have described a new species of sauropodomorph dinosaur named Ledumahadi mafube, which means 'a giant thunderclap at dawn' in the African language Sesotho. (2018-09-27)
Ledumahadi mafube -- South Africa's new jurassic giant
A new species of a giant dinosaur has been found in South Africa's Free State Province. (2018-09-27)
Robots may need lizard-like tails for 'off-road' travel
Robots may one day tackle obstacles and traverse uneven terrains thanks to collaborative research analyzing the motion of lizards. (2018-09-25)
Birds' voiceboxes are odd ducks
Birds' voiceboxes are in their chests instead of their throats like mammals and reptiles. (2018-09-24)
Tiny fossils reveal how shrinking was essential for successful evolution
A new study published today in Nature shows that getting smaller was a key factor contributing to the exceptional evolution of mammals over the last 200 million years. (2018-09-17)
Turtle species decline may impact environments worldwide
About 61 percent of the world's 356 turtle species are threatened or already extinct, and the decline could have ecological consequences, according to a study in the journal BioScience. (2018-09-12)
Rare intermediate fossils give researchers insight into evolution of bird-like dinosaur
An international team of researchers discovered a new species of dinosaur, Xiyunykus pengi, during an expedition to Xinjiang, China. (2018-08-23)
Discovery of two new Chinese dinosaurs by international research team
An international research team today announces the discovery of two new Chinese dinosaurs: Bannykus and Xiyunykus. (2018-08-23)
How did alvarezsaurian dinosaurs evolve monodactyl hand?
An international research team led by XU Xing from the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology announced the discovery of two new Chinese dinosaurs: Bannykus and Xiyunykus, in the journal Current Biology, which shed light on how alvarezsaurian dinosaurs reduced and lost their fingers. (2018-08-23)
Those fragrances you enjoy? Dinosaurs liked them first
The compounds behind the perfumes and colognes you enjoy have been eliciting olfactory excitement since dinosaurs walked the Earth amid the first appearance of flowering plants, new research reveals. (2018-08-07)
First North American co-occurrence of Hadrosaur and Therizinosaur tracks found in Alaska
An international team of paleontologists and geoscientists has discovered the first North American co-occurrence of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks in the lower Cantwell Formation of Alaska's Denali National Park, providing more evidence that Alaska was possibly the 'superhighway' for dinosaurs between Asia and western North America 65-70 million years. (2018-08-06)
The end-Cretaceous extinction unleashed modern shark diversity
A study that examined the shape of hundreds of fossilized shark teeth suggests that modern shark biodiversity was triggered by the end-Cretaceous mass extinction event, about 66 million years ago. (2018-08-02)
Creating 'synthetic' fossils in the lab sheds light on fossilization processes
A newly published experimental protocol, involving University of Bristol scientists, could change the way fossilization is studied. (2018-07-25)
Bigfoot was a dinosaur
The dinosaur foot known as 'Bigfoot,' described in a new scientific paper recently published in the open-access journal PeerJ -- the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences, was excavated in 1998 by an expedition from the University of Kansas, with Anthony Maltese, lead author of the study, as member of the crew. (2018-07-24)
Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur -- Akainacephalus johnsoni -- have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, USA, and are revealing new details about the diversity and evolution of this group of armored dinosaurs. (2018-07-19)
Growing a dinosaur's dinner
Scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs' diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million years ago. (2018-07-13)
Tropical 'banana eater' birds lived in North America 52 million years ago
A fossil of an ancestor of modern tropical birds has been found in North America, proving they also used to live in the Northern Hemisphere, say scientists at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath. (2018-06-26)
T. Rex couldn't stick out its tongue, new research shows
Dinosaurs are often depicted as fierce creatures, baring their teeth, with tongues wildly stretching from their mouths like giant, deranged lizards. (2018-06-20)
Bristol scientists discover a new way to find mass extinctions
During the history of the Earth, there were many mass extinctions, when huge numbers of species died out. (2018-06-13)
Tiny paragliding beetle that lived with dinosaurs discovered in amber, named 'Jason'
Scientists discovered a new species of beetle preserved in amber. (2018-06-07)
Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of 'detached objects'
Bumper car-like interactions at the edges of our solar system -- and not a mysterious ninth planet -- may explain the dynamics of strange bodies called 'detached objects,' according to a new study. (2018-06-04)
The smallest biggest theropod dinosaur
Spinosaurus is the longest, and among the largest predatory dinosaurs. (2018-05-30)
When the dinosaurs died, so did forests -- and tree-dwelling birds
Sixty-six million years ago, the world burned. An asteroid crashed to Earth with a force one million times larger than the largest atomic bomb, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. (2018-05-24)
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