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Newly-hatched pterosaurs may have been able to fly, shows study

Newly-hatched pterosaurs may have been able to fly but their flying abilities may have been different from adult pterosaurs, according to a new study. Pterosaurs...

Dinosaurs were already in decline before the asteroid wiped them out, shows new study

Some 66 million years ago, on the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico, a 12 kilometre-wide asteroid crashes to Earth. The impact causes an explosion whose magnitude...

Dinosaurs were in decline before the final extinction, shows study

The death of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was caused by the impact of a huge asteroid on the Earth. However, palaeontologists have continued...

Multiple dinosaur species not only lived in the Arctic, they also nested there

In the 1950s, researchers made the first unexpected discoveries of dinosaur remains at frigid polar latitudes. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology have...

More than 70% of world’s sharks died 19 million years ago

Researchers have discovered a massive die-off of sharks roughly 19 million years ago. It came at a period in history when there were more than...

Young Tyrannosaurus rexes had a mighty strong bite

When they bit down, young Tyrannosaurus rexes exerted up to 5,641 newtons of force, somewhere between the jaw forces exerted by a hyena and...

Meet Australia’s largest dinosaur — Australotitan, the southern titan!

What's as long a basketball court, taller than a b-double and has just stomped into the record books as Australia's largest dinosaur? It's time to...

Young Tyrannosaurus rexes were deadly despite bite force one-sixth that of adults

Jack Tseng loves bone-crunching animals — hyenas are his favorite — so when paleontologist Joseph Peterson discovered fossilized dinosaur bones that had teeth marks...

Fossil secret may shed light on the diversity of Earth’s first animals

A large group of iconic fossils widely believed to shed light on the origins of many of Earth's animals and the communities they lived...

How a small fish coped with being isolated from the sea

The last ice age ended almost 12 000 years ago in Norway. The land rebounded slowly as the weight of the ice disappeared and the...