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This feathered dinosaur was one of the last surviving raptors

A new feathered dinosaur that lived in New Mexico 67 million years ago is one of the last known surviving raptor species, according to...

Scientists discover new species of flying pterosaurs

A community of flying reptiles that inhabited the Sahara 100 million years ago has been discovered by a University of Portsmouth palaeontologist and an...

Darkness, not cold, likely responsible for dinosaur-killing extinction

Roughly 66 million years ago an asteroid slammed into the Yucatan peninsula. New research shows darkness, not cold, likely drove a mass extinction after...

Has dinosaur DNA been found? An expert explains what we really know

Researchers in China and the US have found material in a dinosaur fossil that they claim looks like DNA. In a new paper in National...

Dinosaurs were warm-blooded, says new study

Dinosaurs were warm-blooded, according to a new technique that analyzes the chemistry of dinosaur eggshells. “Dinosaurs sit at an evolutionary point between birds, which are...

Were dinosaurs warm blooded? Their eggshells say yes

A Yale-led study turns up the heat on a key question about dinosaurs’ body temperature: Were they warm-blooded or cold-blooded? According to a new technique...

Scientists discover new species of Allosaurus in Utah

A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Paleontologists unearthed the first specimen in early 1990s...

Scientists discover walking sharks in the tropics

Four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea. While...

Scientists reveal the giant squid’s full genome

The monstrous giant squid, which can grow to the size of a school bus with eyes as big as dinner plates, is rarely sighted...

In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid — not volcanoes

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...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

This symptom could be the first sign of COVID-19

In a new study, researchers suggest that the first tell-tale signs of the coronavirus may be in an unexpected loss of smell. Ear, nose, and...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...