Dinosaurs
Mammals' unique arms started evolving before the dinosaurs existed  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
One of the things that makes mammals special is our diverse forelimbs -- bat wings, whale flippers, gibbon arms, and cheetah legs have evolved to do different, specialized tasks. Scientists... more
Mammals' unique arms started evolving before the dinosaurs existed  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Bats fly, whales swim, gibbons swing from tree to tree, horses gallop, and humans swipe on their phones—the different habitats and lifestyles of mammals rely on our unique forelimbs. No... more
Alligator study reveals insight into dinosaur hearing  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A biologist finds alligators build neural maps of sound the way birds do, suggesting the hearing strategy existed in their common ancestor, the dinosaurs. more
Rukwa Rift Basin Project names new Cretaceous mammal from East African Rift System  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Researchers announced a new species of mammal from the Age of Dinosaurs, representing the most complete mammal from the Cretaceous Period of... more
New Species of Plant-Eating Dinosaur Discovered in Australia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Paleontologists in Australia have found fossil fragments from a new genus and species of ornithopod dinosaur that walked the Earth... more
‘Skeleton Keys’ unlocks the history and mysteries of bones  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
From fish to dinosaurs to King Richard III, ‘Skeleton Keys’ surveys the scientific and cultural history of bones. more
Dinosaurs Were Unaffected by Climate Change, Flourished before Asteroid Strike, Paleontologists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Paleontologists largely agree that the Chicxulub asteroid impact, possibly coupled with intense volcanic activity in India’s Deccan Traps, wiped out non-avian dinosaurs (all dinosaurs... more
Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Dinosaurs were unaffected by long-term climate changes and flourished before their sudden demise by asteroid strike, according to new research. more
Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Dinosaurs were unaffected by long-term climate changes and flourished before their sudden demise by asteroid strike. more
A small plesiosaur lived in Spain 125 million years ago  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Plesiosaurs, erroneously viewed as dinosaurs, inhabited all Earth's oceans between 200 million and 65 million years ago. In the Peninsula, only scarce remains of these long-necked reptiles had... more
How the dinosaurs went extinct: Asteroid collision triggered potentially deadly volcanic eruptions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
It's almost 40 years since scientists discovered what wiped out the dinosaurs: an asteroid hitting Earth near modern-day Mexico. That was it, or so... more
Dueling dates for a huge eruption reignite the debate over dinosaurs’ death  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
New dating techniques for the Deccan Traps volcanic eruptions disagree on whether they were the main culprit in the dinosaurs’ demise. more
How bird feather patterns form  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Feathers evolved in dinosaurs and are a key characteristic of birds today. They are arranged in a precise hexagonal pattern in a bird's skin, but it has been unclear how this happens. According to a new study published... more
New species of tiny tyrannosaur foreshadows rise of T. rex  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A newly discovered, diminutive -- by T. rex standards -- relative of the tyrant king of dinosaurs reveals crucial new information about when and how T. rex came... more
New species of tiny tyrannosaur foreshadows rise of T. rex  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A newly discovered, diminutive—by T. rex standards—relative of the tyrant king of dinosaurs reveals crucial new information about when and how T. rex came to rule the North... more
Extraordinary Diversity on Land Is Not a Recent Phenomenon, Says New Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
According to new research published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, land animal diversity has been similar for at least the last 60... more
Want to learn about dinosaurs? Pick up some Louisiana roadkill  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Fossil-hunting can be grueling, but it's usually not gross. Paleontologists typically work with things that have been dead for millions of years, mineralized into rock and no longer... more
Marsupial lived among Arctic dinosaurs  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape. The thumb-sized animal, named Unnuakomys hutchisoni, lived... more
Biodiversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The rich levels of biodiversity on land seen across the globe today are not a recent phenomenon: diversity on land has been... more
Diversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The rich levels of biodiversity on land seen across the globe today are not a recent phenomenon: diversity on land has been... more
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