How whales got so big: mystery solved?

/ May 24, 2017

How whales got so big: mystery solved?

Scientists think they have answered the mystery of how whales got so huge so quickly. A few million years ago, the largest whales, averaged maybe 15 feet (4.5 meters) long. That is big, but you could still hold a fossil skull in two hands. ...

/ Mar 30, 2017

Birds hit by cars are, well, bird-brained

What is the difference between birds that get killed by cars, and those that don’t? The dead ones tend to have smaller brains, said scientists who performed 3,521 avian autopsies. What might be called the “bird brain rule” applies to different species, depending on ...

/ Mar 23, 2017

Dinosaur-egg bandits caught Chinese police arrest

Chinese police have arrested a man accused of stealing dozens of fossilized dinosaur eggs, state media said Monday, but some eggs are still unaccounted for. The man surnamed Wang allegedly stole 80 eggs from a collector in Zhejiang province on the night of Jan. ...