Scientists aim to unearth skull of largest dinosaur

Jul 8, 2014

Scientists aim to unearth skull of largest dinosaur

A few months ago, Argentine scientists found the remains of a giant dinosaur. Now they look forward to digging up hundreds more fossils, but what they really want is the big one’s head. In recent years, the discovery of fossils of such sauropods — ...

Bigfoot claims stepped on by DNA analysis

Jul 2, 2014

Bigfoot claims stepped on by DNA analysis

DNA testing is taking a bite out of the Bigfoot legend. After scientists analyzed more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot and similar mythical beasts like the Himalayan Yeti, they found all of them came from more mundane creatures like bears, ...

Fecal fossils show Neanderthal diet

Jun 26, 2014

Fecal fossils show Neanderthal diet

The discovery of the oldest known human excrement is offering valuable scientific insight into the lifestyle of Neanderthals who lived in Spain around 50,000 years ago. Scientists said on Wednesday they had found five samples of human fecal matter at an archaeological site called ...

Were dinosaurs cold-blooded killers? Perhaps not

Jun 13, 2014

Were dinosaurs cold-blooded killers? Perhaps not

The hot question of whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals or cold blooded, like reptiles, fish and amphibians, finally has a good answer. Dinosaurs, for eons Earth’s dominant land animals until being wiped out by an asteroid 65 million years ago, were ...

Intact pterosaur eggs found in China

Jun 9, 2014

Intact pterosaur eggs found in China

A spectacular find of fossil eggs from 120 million years ago is providing unique insight into the lifestyle and sex differences of pterosaurs, the flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs. Until now, only four pterosaur eggs had ever been found, and all were ...

New dinosaur 'world's biggest'

May 18, 2014

New dinosaur 'world's biggest'

Paleontologists in Argentina’s remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever. The creature is believed to be a new species of Titanosaur, a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod that lived some 90 million years ago in the Cretaceous Period. Researchers ...