Dinosaur

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...
World's longest sauropod dinosaur trackway brought to light

World’s longest sauropod dinosaur trackway brought to light

In 2009, the world's largest dinosaur tracks were discovered in the French village of Plagne, in the Jura Mountains. Since then, a series of excavations...
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...
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...
A giant, prehistoric otter's surprisingly powerful bite

A giant, prehistoric otter’s surprisingly powerful bite

The extinct otter had an unexpectedly sturdy jaw, suggesting that the animal may have been a top predator A massive, wolf-sized otter that lived about...
Cancer cells can be killed with dinosaur extinction metal

Cancer cells can be killed with dinosaur extinction metal

Cancer cells can be killed with metal from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, thanks to new research from University of Warwick UK and...
Early Trilobites had Stomachs, New Fossil Study Shows

Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study shows

Exceptionally preserved trilobite fossils from China, dating back to more than 500 million years ago, have revealed new insights into the extinct marine animal’s...
New evidence on how birds took to the air

New evidence on how birds took to the air

New fossil evidence has pushed back a key step in the evolution of bird flight by millions of years. Skeletal changes that helped birds take...
Prehistoric squid was last meal of ichthyosaur 200 million years ago

Prehistoric squid was last meal of ichthyosaur 200 million years ago

Scientists from the UK have identified the smallest and youngest specimen of Ichthyosaurus communis on record and found an additional surprise preserved in its stomach. The ichthyosaur...
Volcanic eruptions led to mass extinction 250 million years ago

Volcanic eruptions led to mass extinction 250 million years ago

Massive volcanic eruptions and resulting environmental changes caused the Great Permian Extinction approximately 250 million years ago, research suggests. The study reports a global spike...