Dinosaur

Fossil of ancient spider attack only one of its type ever discovered

Fossil of ancient spider attack only one of its type ever discovered

Researchers have found what they say is the only fossil ever discovered of a spider attack on prey caught in its web – a...
Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth's climate more than previously thought

Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth’s climate more than previously thought

The Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur gas into the atmosphere than originally thought, according to...
Dinosaur Age meets the Space Age at NASA Goddard

Dinosaur Age meets the Space Age at NASA Goddard

A slab of sandstone discovered at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center contains at least 70 mammal and dinosaur tracks from more than 100 million...
New Egyptian dinosaur reveals ancient link between Africa and Europe

New Egyptian dinosaur reveals ancient link between Africa and Europe

Mansourasaurus shahinae helps fill in gaps of African dinosaurs of Late Cretaceous When it comes to the final days of the dinosaurs, Africa is something...
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...
Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaurs

Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaurs

Huge pulses of volcanic activity are likely to have played a key role in triggering the end-Triassic mass extinction, which set the scene for...
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...
Mass extinctions led to low species diversity, dinosaur rule

Mass extinctions led to low species diversity, dinosaur rule

Two of the earth's five mass extinction events - times when more than half of the world's species died - resulted in the survival...
Monstrous crocodile fossil points to early rise of ancient reptiles

Monstrous crocodile fossil points to early rise of ancient reptiles

A newly identified prehistoric marine predator has shed light on the origins of the distant relatives of modern crocodiles. The discovery reveals that an extinct...
Mass extinctions took out dinosaurs but not diversity

Mass extinctions took out dinosaurs but not diversity

Sixty-five million years ago, clouds of ash choked the skies over Earth. Dinosaurs, along with about half of all the species on Earth, staggered...