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Scientists find the best pterosaur fossil yet in Queensland

The discovery of a 96-million-year-old pterosaur in western Queensland has been hailed as Australia’s most complete winged-reptile discovery. The fossilized bones of the new genus...

Scientists discover a real Jurassic Park in Utah

An ancient desert covered in sand dunes as far as the eye could see, where dinosaurs and small mammals once roamed, may have been...

Scientists reveal how Tyrannosaurus ate its prey

A Tyrannosaurus rex could bite hard enough to shatter the bones of its prey. But how it accomplished this feat without breaking its own skull...

Dust from a giant asteroid crash caused an ancient ice age before dinosaurs

About 466 million years ago, long before the age of the dinosaurs, the Earth froze. The seas began to ice over at the Earth's poles,...

Boney armor protects Komodo dragons in battle

The boney armor that Komodo dragons have just beneath their scales helps protect the dominant predator from other Komodo dragons, researchers report. Tiny bones cover...

Mass extinctions made life on Earth more diverse – and might again

In the past half-billion years, Earth has been hit again and again by mass extinctions, wiping out most species on the planet. And every time,...

Scientists discover the sixth major mass extinction

Scientists have concluded that earth experienced a previously underestimated severe mass-extinction event, which occurred about 260 million years ago. This raises the total of major...

Scientists discover new giant flying pterosaur

A newly identified species of pterosaur is among the largest ever flying animals, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London. Cryodrakon...

Rocks at asteroid impact site record first day of dinosaur extinction

When the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs slammed into the planet, the impact set wildfires, triggered tsunamis and blasted so much sulfur into...

Scientists find a new duck-billed dinosaur, Kamuysaurus japonicus

The dinosaur, whose nearly complete skeleton was unearthed from 72 million-year-old marine deposits in Mukawa Town in northern Japan, belongs to a new genus...

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In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

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In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...