Dinosaur

Ancient skull shows early 'baleen whale' had teeth

Ancient skull shows early ‘baleen whale’ had teeth

Today's baleen whales (Mysticetes) support their massive bodies by filtering huge volumes of small prey from seawater using comb-like baleen in their mouths much...
Asteroid that killed dinosaurs may have sped up bird evolution

Asteroid that killed dinosaurs may have sped up bird evolution

A new study suggests the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs some 66 million years ago could have increased the pace of evolution in...
25 Years of Fossil Collecting Yields Clearest Picture Yet of Extinct 12-Foot Aquatic Predator

25 years of fossil collecting yields clearest picture of extinct 12-foot aquatic predator

After 25 years of collecting fossils at a Pennsylvania site, scientists at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University now have a much...
Tyrannosaurus Rex Bone Proves Jurassic Park Will Never Exist

Tyrannosaurus Rex bone proves Jurassic Park will never exist

Paleontologists at the University of Manchester have definitively proven there will never be a Jurassic Park after re-analyzing collagen from a Tyrannosaurus rex bone discovered more...

Toothy beak bridges gap between dinosaurs and birds

Researchers have pieced together the 3D skull of an iconic, toothed bird that represents a pivotal moment in the transition from dinosaurs to modern-day...
Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

Mars volcano, Earth’s dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3...
Ancient mosasaurs ate most anything they could catch, but this one specialized in fish

Ancient mosasaurs ate most anything they could catch, but this one specialized in fish

Takuya Konishi held up a fossil of a mosasaur, a ferocious marine reptile that lived alongside dinosaurs more than 65 million years ago. The wishbone-shaped...
Dinosaur-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into 2 years of darkness

Dinosaur-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into 2 years of darkness

Tremendous amounts of soot, lofted into the air from global wildfires following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago, would have plunged Earth...
What really killed the dinosaurs

What really killed the dinosaurs?

Before an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, Earth experienced a short burst of intense volcanism Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid more than five miles...

Dinosaurs’ teeth offer clues to understanding how and what they ate

Though their bites were the same, carnivorous dino diets varied due to tooth shape, study shows. While most carnivorous dinosaurs bit and chewed in the...