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This venom-spitting dinosaur was not actually like ‘Jurassic Park’

Though you may know the Dilophosaurus as the small, frilled, acid-spitting beast from Jurassic Park, a new comprehensive fossil analysis sets the record straight. Far from the small lizard-like...

Famous ‘Jurassic Park’ dinosaur is more like bird, not lizard, says study

From movies to museum exhibits, the dinosaur Dilophosaurus is no stranger to pop culture. Many probably remember it best from the movie "Jurassic Park," where...

Scientists find the site of Genghis Khan’s winter home

He was the founder of the second largest empire in history stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Carpathian Mountains of Europe. But when he...

Amber fossils unlock true color of 99-million-year-old insects

Nature is full of colors, from the radiant shine of a peacock's feathers or the bright warning coloration of toxic frogs to the pearl-white...

Asteroid impact, not volcanoes, caused the dinosaur extinction, says study

Modelling of the Chicxulub asteroid impact 66 million years ago shows it created a world largely unsuitable for dinosaurs to live in. The asteroid, which...

Early dinosaurs had soft eggs, says study

The first dinosaur eggs had a soft shell, say paleontologists from Yale and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The finding upends decades of...

Australia had gigantic carnivorous dinosaurs too, says study

North America had the T. rex, South America had the Giganotosaurus and Africa the Spinosaurus – now evidence shows Australia had gigantic predatory dinosaurs. The...

New fossil discovery shows 50 million-year-old Canada-Australia connection

The discovery of a tiny insect fossil is unearthing big questions about the global movement of animals and the connection to changes in climate...

Where did all the water on Earth come from?

The formation of our solar system was a messy affair. Most of the material that existed before its formation—material formed around other, long-dead stars—was vaporized,...

Scientists take a page from deep space to study deep earth

Big data approach can help map what's beneath the Earth's surface. Using a new technique originally designed to explore the cosmos, scientists have unveiled structures...