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Dinosaurs had similar pre-hatching posture to modern birds, shows rare fossil

Dinosaur embryos are key to our understanding of how dinosaurs developed. But they’re also very rare. While remains of dinosaur embryos have been discovered occasionally...

Millipedes as big as cars once roamed Northern England

The largest-ever fossil of a giant millipede – as big as a car – has been found on a beach in the north of...

Deadliest period in Earth’s history was also the stinkiest, shows study

Generally, scientists believe Siberian volcanos spitting greenhouse gases primarily drove the mass extinction event about 250 million years ago, at the end of the...

Dinosaur faces and feet may have popped with color

Most birds aren’t as colorful as parrots or peacocks. But if you look beyond the feathers, bright colors on birds aren’t hard to find: Think...

Theropod dinosaur jaws became stronger as they evolved

Theropod dinosaurs evolved more robust jaws through time allowing them to consume tougher food, a new study reveals. Researchers used digital modelling and computer simulation...

This dinosaur era bird could stick out its tongue

A new fossil skeleton of an extinct species of bird from northeastern China that lived alongside dinosaurs 120 million years ago unexpectedly preserves a...

Scientists pinpoint dinosaurs’ last spring duo to Chicxulub asteroid

A new study conclusively confirms the time year of the catastrophic Chicxulub asteroid, responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs and 75 percent of life...

How world’s largest pterosaur got airborne

With a wingspan nearing 40 feet, the giant pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus is the largest known animal to take to the sky. But known from only a...

Baby giant pterosaurs may have driven smaller species extinct

Pterosaurs, the flying cousins of the dinosaurs, reached immense sizes in the late Cretaceous period (100-66 million years ago), some species with wingspans of...

A dinosaur trove in Italy rewrites the history in ancient Mediterranean area

Italy is not exactly renown for dinosaurs. In comparison to its excellent artistic and archaeological heritage, dinosaur fossils are very rare. Not surprisingly, the discovery of...