Feb 16, 2017

Fossils show quick rebound of life after ancient mass extinction

Fossils including sharks, sea reptiles and squid-like creatures dug up in Idaho reveal a marine ecosystem thriving relatively soon after Earth’s worst mass extinction, contradicting the long-held notion life was slow to recover from the calamity. Scientists on Wednesday described the surprising fossil discovery ...

Brazil's biggest dinosaur found in cupboard

Oct 22, 2016

Brazil's biggest dinosaur found in cupboard

Brazil just found its biggest ever dinosaur — in a storage cupboard. In its prime, more than 66 million years ago, this long necked herbivore was 25 meters long — longer than an articulated bus — and could chomp through trees at a terrifying ...

Color of 'cute' bristly dinosaur deciphered

Sep 16, 2016

Color of 'cute' bristly dinosaur deciphered

Scientists guided by small structures preserved in fossilized skin have deciphered the color and camouflage pattern of a little dinosaur with a parrot-like beak and bristles on its tail that roamed thick forests in China about 120 million years ago. Psittacosaurus was mainly brown ...

New species of dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Jul 30, 2016

New species of dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Fossils of a carnivorous dinosaur unearthed in Argentina are shedding new light on an intriguing group of predators that apparently were just as happy to slash victims to death with sickle-shaped hand claws as to chomp them into an early grave. Scientists said on ...