Dinosaurs
Neutron source enables a look inside dino eggs  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Did the chicks of dinosaurs from the group oviraptorid hatch from their eggs at the same time? This question can be answered by the length and arrangement of the embryo's bones, which... more
Neutron source enables a look inside dino eggs  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Did the chicks of dinosaurs from the group oviraptorid hatch from their eggs at the same time? This question can be answered by the length and arrangement of the embryo's bones, which... more
An asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs. Then, a volcano helped life flourish.  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A massive meteorite impact and extreme volcanic activity occurred around the same time that Earth's large dinosaurs went extinct. But, did the volcanic activity... more
It was microbial mayhem in the Chicxulub crater, research suggests  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New insights into how microbial life was quickly re-established following the mass extinction of the dinosaurs have been detailed for the first time by Curtin University-led research. more
Are Birds Dinosaurs?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Modern birds can trace their origins to theropods, a branch of mostly meat-eaters on the dinosaur family tree. more
'Dancing dragon' shows feathers grew differently on dinosaurs and birds  REUTERS · 5 days
An exquisite fossil of a fierce little Chinese dinosaur dubbed the "dancing dragon" that lived 120... more
An evolving understanding of extinction  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Few things related to science capture the imagination more than the magic of worlds past. This includes the origins of life, dinosaurs, mass extinctions, meteorite impacts, and the evolution of our species. Understanding the evolution of life is... more
In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid -- not volcanoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international team... more
In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid—not volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-led team of researchers. It... more
Glimpse into ancient hunting strategies of dragonflies and damselflies  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Dragonflies and damselflies are animals that may appear gentle but are, in fact, ancient hunters. The closely related insects shared an ancestor over 250 million years ago -- long before... more
Glimpse into ancient hunting strategies of dragonflies and damselflies  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Dragonflies and damselflies are animals that may appear gentle but are, in fact, ancient hunters. The closely related insects shared an ancestor over 250 million years ago—long before dinosaurs—and provide... more
Fossils of largest theropod to date found in Australia  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A team of researchers from the University of New England, the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Natural History Museum and Swinburne University of Technology, all in Australia, has identified fossils found... more
New dinosaur discovered in China shows dinosaurs grew up differently from birds  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new species of feathered dinosaur has been discovered in China, and described by American and Chinese authors and published today in the journal,... more
New feathered dinosaur shows dinosaurs grew up differently from birds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new species of feathered dinosaur has been discovered in China. The one-of-a-kind specimen preserves feathers and bones that provide new information about how dinosaurs grew and how... more
Shrinking dinosaurs and the evolution of endothermy in birds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The evolution of endothermy (thermoregulation by metabolic means) represents a major transition in vertebrate history. However, the process of endothermy evolution and its timeline in birds and mammals remains controversial.... more
Fossilized seashells show signs of ocean acidification before dinosaur-annihilating asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New evidence gleaned from Antarctic seashells confirms that Earth was already unstable before the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. more
Ghost worms mostly unchanged since the age of dinosaurs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It is well known that the size, shape and structure of organisms can evolve at different speeds, ranging from fast-evolving adaptive radiations to living fossils such as cichlids or coelacanths,... more
6-Foot-Tall T. Rex Skeletons Not a New Pygmy Species, Just Teenagers  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Two 6-foot-tall dinosaurs, nicknamed "Jane" and "Petey," have been confirmed as Tyrannosaurus rex teenagers with years of growth ahead of them, and not a pygmy dinosaur... more
Shrinking dinosaurs and the evolution of endothermy in birds  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The evolution of endothermy represents a major transition in vertebrate history, yet how and why endothermy evolved in birds and mammals remains controversial. Here, we combine a heat transfer model... more
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