Dinosaurs
Horned dinosaur Crittendenceratops discovered in Arizona  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Palentologists are announcing a new dinosaur discovery in the southwest United States. Crittendenceratops krzyzanowskii is a new ceratopsid (horned) dinosaur from 73-million-year-old (Late Cretaceous) rocks in southern Arizona. It is one of the few dinosaurs named... more
Scientists discover how birds and dinosaurs evolved to dazzle with colourful displays  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Iridescence is responsible for some of the most striking visual displays in the animal kingdom. Now, thanks to a new study of feathers from... more
Scientists discover how birds and dinosaurs evolved to dazzle with colourful displays  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Iridescence is responsible for some of the most striking visual displays in the animal kingdom. Now, thanks to a new study of feathers from... more
Whales lost their teeth before evolving hair-like baleen in their mouths  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Rivaling the evolution of feathers in dinosaurs, one of the most extraordinary transformations in the history of life was the evolution of baleen -- rows of... more
Whales lost their teeth before evolving hair-like baleen in their mouths  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Rivaling the evolution of feathers in dinosaurs, one of the most extraordinary transformations in the history of life was the evolution of baleen—rows of flexible hair-like... more
Blood-suckers carrying malaria parasites can be traced back up to 100 million years  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The microorganisms that cause malaria, leishmaniasis and a variety of other illnesses today can be traced back at least to the time... more
Mosquitoes, other blood-sucking flies have been spreading malaria for up to 100 million years  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The microorganisms that cause malaria, leishmaniasis and a variety of other illnesses today can be traced back at least to... more
Blood-sucking flies have been spreading malaria for 100 million years  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The microorganisms that cause malaria, leishmaniasis and a variety of other illnesses today can be traced back at least to the time of dinosaurs, a study of amber-preserved... more
Gigantic mammal 'cousin' discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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. One group of therapsids are the dicynodonts. Researchers have discovered fossils from a new genus of... more
Surprising elephant-sized mammal cousin lived alongside dinosaurs  REUTERS · 3 weeks
A stoutly built mammal cousin the size of an elephant that munched on plants with its horny beak roamed the European landscape... more
New Species of Long-Necked Dinosaur Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A new species of sauropod dinosaur that stretched 39 feet (12 m) from head to tail has been unearthed in Patagonia, Argentina. Dubbed Lavocatisaurus... more
Three ancient skeletons, ancestors of giant dinosaurs, unearthed in Brazil  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A trio of researchers, two with Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, the other Universidade de São Paulo, have unearthed the remains of three early ancestors of the giant... more
Embryological study of the skull reveals dinosaur-bird connection  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Birds are the surviving descendants of predatory dinosaurs. However, since the likes of Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor, some parts of their anatomy have become radically transformed. The skull, for instance, is now toothless,... more
Tiny teeth tell the story of two fish species' rapid evolution  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Elizabeth Sibert is rewriting the story of how the asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs affected fish, and she's doing it one tooth at a... more
Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
About 66 million years after two dinosaurs died apparently locked in battle on the plains of modern-day Montana, an unusual fight over who owns the entangled fossils has... more
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