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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...

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...