Geography

‘Demon ducks of doom’ laid huge prehistoric eggs

A unique duck-like line of megafauna known as the “demon ducks of doom” were the rightful mothers of giant prehistoric eggs in Australia, according...

Mass gatherings like Burning Man have lasting transformative effects, shows Yale study

Throughout history, mass gatherings such as collective rituals, ceremonies, and pilgrimages have created intense social bonds and feelings of unity in human societies. But Yale...

Scientists find new way to check dinosaurs’ temperature

A Yale-led research team has turned up the heat on dinosaur metabolism — establishing that the earliest dinosaurs and pterosaurs had exceptionally high metabolic...

Scientists find ancient bird behind giant eggs ate by Australians around 50,000 years ago

Scientists settle debate surrounding 'Thunder bird' species, and whether its eggs were exploited by early Australian people around 50,000 years ago. Proteins extracted from fragments...

New study reveals the chaotic early phase of our solar system

Before the Earth and other planets formed, the young sun was still surrounded by cosmic gas and dust. Over the millennia, rock fragments of various...

Farm vehicles now weigh almost as much as heaviest dinosaurs. Why that’s a problem

What does a modern combine harvester and a Diplodocus have in common? One answer, it seems, may be their big footprints on the soil. A new...

Archaeologists reconstruct an ancient Aryan bow

A unique compound bow from the Bronze Age nearly 2 meters tall was reconstructed from authentic materials by SUSU specialists as part of an...

What the new Jurassic Park movie gets wrong

One of the most exciting moments of the new Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World Dominion, is when the Quetzalcoatlus swoops down from the sky...

What caused this prehistoric shark’s massive toothache

Did the world’s largest prehistoric shark need an orthodontist, or did it just have a bad lunch? Researchers from North Carolina State University and the...

In the new Europe, ‘neutrality is no longer an option’

The invasion of Ukraine continues to backfire on Russia politically. Instead of weakening Western alliances, as Russian President Vladimir Putin had hoped, the war has...