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Scientists close the case of what killed the dinosaurs

Researchers believe they have closed the case of what killed the dinosaurs. They definitively links dinosaur extinction with an asteroid that slammed into Earth 66...

Scientists explain the cataclysm that killed the dinosaurs

It was tens of miles wide and forever changed history when it crashed into Earth about 66 million years ago. The Chicxulub impactor, as it’s...

Did a comet wipe out the dinosaurs?

About 66 million years ago a massive chunk of rock slammed into Earth in what is the modern-day Yucatan Peninsula. The impact extinguished about 75%...

What killed the dinosaurs and where did it come from?

It forever changed history when it crashed into Earth about 66 million years ago. The Chicxulub impactor, as it's known, left behind a crater off...

To figure out how dinosaurs walked, start with how they didn’t

Paleontologists have made great strides in understanding how extinct animals like dinosaurs walked, ran, swam and flew when they were alive—but much about the...

Baby tyrannosaurs were only the size of a Border Collie dog, shows study

They are among the largest predators ever to walk the Earth, but experts have discovered that some baby tyrannosaurs were only the size of...

Scientists reconstruct all-purpose dinosaur opening for the first time

For the first time ever, a team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have described in detail a dinosaur's cloacal or vent...

New starfish-like fossil reveals evolution in action

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered a fossil of the earliest starfish-like animal, which helps us understand the origins of the nimble-armed...

Parrots pushed to extinction, despite protection policies

Habitat destruction by logging and agriculture is pushing parrot species towards extinction, while current protected areas are failing to mitigate these effects, according to...

Why crocodiles have changed so little since the age of the dinosaurs

New study by scientists at the University of Bristol explains how a 'stop-start' pattern of evolution, governed by environmental change, could explain why crocodiles...