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Modern snakes evolved from a few survivors of dinosaur-killing asteroid

A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the giant asteroid impact that wiped out the...

Who was the king before Tyrannosaurus?

Iconic tyrannosauroids like T. rex famously dominated the top of the food web at the end of the reign of the dinosaurs. But they didn’t...

Scientists retrace the lifetime journey of a 17,000-year-old Arctic woolly mammoth

Researchers have retraced the astonishing lifetime journey of an Arctic woolly mammoth, which covered enough of the Alaska landscape during its 28 years to...

Peabody fossils reveal dinosaur evolution in eastern North America

Tyrannosaurus rex, the fearsome predator that once roamed what is now western North America, appears to have had an East Coast cousin. A new study...

This giant Jurassic dinosaur allosaurus was a scavenger, not a predator

In a new study, scientists show that Allosaurus, a large carnivorous dinosaur from the Jurassic that has long been thought to be a top...

Scientists find first giant dinosaur fossils from early Cretaceous Hami pterosaur fauna

A joint Sino-Brazilian research team led by Dr. WANG Xiaolin from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of...

Scientists find a ‘fearsome dragon’ that soared over outback Queensland

Australia’s largest flying reptile has been uncovered, a pterosaur with an estimated seven-meter wingspan that soared like a dragon above the ancient, vast inland...

Scientists figure out how the asteroid belt attacked the dinosaurs

How do you track an asteroid that hit the Earth over 60 million years ago? By using a combination of geology and computer simulations, at...

Bird brains left other dinosaurs behind 66 million years ago, shows study

Today, being “birdbrained” means forgetting where you left your keys or wallet. But 66 million years ago, it may have meant the difference between life...

Some Cretaceous dinosaurs lived in extreme heat, shows study

In dinosaurs’ heyday in the late Cretaceous Period roughly 78 million years ago, Earth’s climate was both warmer and more varied than what we...