Paeleontology / 30 posts found

Unique imaging of a dinosaur’s skull tells evolutionary tale. inc VIDEO

by Luke Higgins
“Normally, we look at a variety of thick, dense objects at Los Alamos for defense programs, but the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science was interested in imaging a very large fossil to learn about what’s…

First ‘winged’ mammals flew over dinosaurs inc VIDEO

by Luke Higgins
Fossils of the first "winged" mammals, from 160 million years ago, have been discovered in China. They reveal that mammal ancestors evolved to glide between trees in a similar way to some mammals today. This adds to evidence that mammals were more…

‘Frankenstein dinosaur’ mystery solved: including VIDEO

by Luke Higgins
Scientists have solved the puzzle of the so-called "Frankenstein dinosaur", which seems to consist of body parts from unrelated species. A new study suggests that it is in fact the missing link between plant-eating dinosaurs, such as Stegosaurus, and…

Paleoart: the strange history of dinosaurs in art – in pictures

by Luke Higgins
Since the early 19th century, artists have depicted colourful – if sometimes fictional – dinosaurs and prehistoric environments, mingling science with unbridled fantasy. This art is the subject of a new book: Paleoart Rutus Alter 71 – only…

BYE, T-REX: THIS COULD HAVE BEEN THE MOST MONSTROUS DINOSAUR EVER

by Luke Higgins
For anyone who was ever as obsessed with dinosaurs as I was and made them roam the living room carpet (much to your parents' dismay), the Tyrannosaurus was probably your monster piece of prehistoric plastic—but this newly discovered leviathan makes even T-Rex…

Meet Patagotitan, the Biggest Dinosaur Ever Found

by Luke Higgins
A dinosaur that walked the Earth 100 million years ago but wasn’t discovered until 2012 was actually the largest to ever exist, according to a new study. The plant-eating behemoth averaged 122 feet long and weighed 76 tons. The long-necked dinosaur was discovered…

In search of the mammoth: North Norfolk fossil-hunters reveal more fascinating finds

by Dave Sadler
As North Norfolk basks in one of the hottest weeks of the year, an amateur archaeologist believes he may have unearthed the site of a Stone Age barbecue. Flint expert Russell Yeomans, from Gunton, revealed…

3D-modelling shows food residues in 230 million year old fossil faeces

by Dave Sadler
Synchrotron scanning can produce high-quality 3D models of well-preserved food residues from fossil faeces. That’s the result of a new study, by palaeontologists from Uppsala University and from ESRF Grenoble, which…

Scientists find baby bird trapped in 99-million-year-old amber VIDEO and Article

by Luke Higgins
                      The remains of a baby bird from the time of the dinosaurs have been discovered in a specimen of 99-million-year-old amber, according…

South African cave yields yet more fossils of a newfound relative

by Dave Sadler
Probing deeper into the South African cave system known as Rising Star, a subterranian maze that last year yielded the largest cache of hominin fossils known to science, an international team of researchers has discovered another chamber…
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