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The Pentagon built with mineralized microbes predating dinosaurs

A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found that some of the building blocks of the Pentagon and Empire State...

‘Rainbow’ dinosaur had iridescent feathers like a hummingbird

Scientists discovered a dinosaur fossil with feathers so well-preserved that they were able to see the feathers' microscopic color-bearing structures. By comparing the shapes...

Digitally preserving important Arkansas dinosaur tracks

Scientists using laser-imaging technology have documented and digitally preserved the first known set of theropod dinosaur tracks in the state of Arkansas. The tracks, discovered...

Tiny dinosaur may have dazzled mates with rainbow ruff and a...

Ancient dinosaurs were adorned in some amazing ways, from the horns of the triceratops to the plates and spikes of the stegosaurus. A newly...

A new species of turkey-sized dinosaur is discovered from Australia

The partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113 million year old rocks in southeastern Australia. As...

Researchers show high-performance breathing in bones

"The respiratory organs of vertebrates exhibit a tremendous degree of diversity, but the lung-air sac system of birds is truly unique among extant species,"...

The oldest plesiosaur was a strong swimmer

Plesiosaurs were especially effective swimmer. These long extinct "paddle saurians" propelled themselves through the World's oceans by employing "underwater flight" -- similar to sea...

Dinosaur parasites trapped in 100-million-year-old amber tell blood-sucking story

Fossilised ticks discovered trapped and preserved in amber show that these parasites sucked the blood of feathered dinosaurs almost 100 million years ago, according...

Synchrotron sheds light on the amphibious lifestyle of a new raptorial...

An exceptionally well-preserved dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia unites an unexpected combination of features that defines a new group of semi-aquatic predators related to Velociraptor....

Pterosaur hatchlings needed their parents, trove of eggs reveals

The largest collection of fossilized pterosaur eggs ever found has shown that pterosaurs, the airborne cousins of dinosaurs, could not fly right away and...

Feathered dinosaurs were even fluffier than we thought

A University of Bristol-led study has revealed new details about dinosaur feathers and enabled scientists to further refine what is potentially the most accurate...

World’s Largest Dinosaur Tracks Were Discovered in the Jura Mountains

In 2009, the world's largest dinosaur tracks were discovered in the French village of Plagne, in the Jura Mountains. Since then, a series of...

Mammals switched to daytime activity after dinosaur extinction

Mammals only started being active in the daytime after non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out about 66 million years ago (mya), finds a new study...

Time to rewrite the dinosaur textbooks? Not quite yet!

The classification of the dinosaurs might seem to be too obscure to excite anyone but the specialists. However, this is not at all the case....

Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth’s climate more than previously thought

The Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur gas into the atmosphere than originally thought, according to...

‘Bandit-masked’ feathered dinosaur hid from predators using multiple types of camouflage

Researchers from the University of Bristol have revealed how a small feathered dinosaur used its colour patterning, including a bandit mask-like stripe across its...

A new Late Cretaceous Rhabdodontid dinosaur from Southern France

Rhabdodontidae is a successful clade of ornithopod dinosaurs, characteristic of Late Cretaceous continental faunas in Europe. A new rhabdodontid from the late Campanian, of southern...

‘Mega-carnivore’ dinosaur roamed southern Africa 200 million years ago

An international team of scientists has discovered the first evidence that a huge carnivorous dinosaur roamed southern Africa 200 million year ago. The team, which...

First Jurassic ichthyosaur fossil found in India

A new near-complete fossilized skeleton is thought to represent the first Jurassic ichthyosaur found in India, according to a study published October 25, 2017...

Alvarezsaurid dinosaur from the late Cretaceous found in Uzbekistan

Bones from an Alvarezsaurid dinosaur were discovered in Uzbekistan and could shed light on the evolution and origin of the species, according to a...

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