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Dinosaur Whodunit: Solving A 77-Million-Year-Old Mystery

It has all the hallmarks of a Cretaceous melodrama. A dinosaur sits on her nest of a dozen eggs on a sandy river...

Dinosaur Egg Study Supports Evolutionary Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs

A small, bird-like North American dinosaur incubated its eggs in a similar way to brooding birds -- bolstering the evolutionary link between birds and...

New Dinosaur Fossil Discovered in China

Fossil remains found by a George Washington University biologist in northwestern China have been identified as a new species of small theropod, or meat-eating,...

Dinosaur Predecessors Gain Ground in Wake of World’s Biggest Biodiversity Crisis

Many scientists have thought that dinosaur predecessors missed the race to fill habitats emptied when nine out of 10 species disappeared during Earth's largest...

Fish Was On the Menu for Early Flying Dinosaur

University of Alberta-led research reveals that Microraptor, a small flying dinosaur was a complete hunter, able to swoop down and pickup fish as well...

New Carnivorous Dinosaur from Madagascar Raises More Questions Than It Answers

The first new species of dinosaur from Madagascar in nearly a decade was announced today, filling an important gap in the island's fossil record. Dahalokely...

World’s Oldest Dinosaur Embryo Bonebed Yields Organic Remains

The great age of the embryos is unusual because almost all known dinosaur embryos are from the Cretaceous Period. The Cretaceous ended some 125...

New Evidence Dinosaurs Were Strong Swimmers

A University of Alberta researcher has identified some of the strongest evidence ever found that dinosaurs could paddle long distances.Working together with an international...

Four Dinosaur Egg Species Identified in Lleida, Spain

Mar. 12, 2013 — A study headed by the Miquel Crusafont Catalan Palaeontology Institute has for the first time documented detailed records of dinosaur...

Dinosaur-Era Climate Change Study Suggests Reasons for Turtle Disappearance

Mar. 14, 2013 — The dry, barren prairie around Alberta's Drumheller area was once a lush and subtropical forest on the shores of a...

Inside the Head of a Dinosaur

Research Reveals New Information On the Evolution of Dinosaur SensesDec. 19, 2012 — An international team of scientists, including PhD student Stephan Lautenschlager and...

New Evidence Suggests Comet or Asteroid Impact Was Last Straw for...

Feb. 7, 2013 — The demise of the dinosaurs is the world's ultimate whodunit. Was it a comet or asteroid impact? Volcanic eruptions? Climate...

Megavolcanoes Tied to Pre-Dinosaur Mass Extinction

Mar. 21, 2013 — Scientists examining evidence across the world from New Jersey to North Africa say they have linked the abrupt disappearance of...

North America’s Biggest Dinosaur Revealed

New research from Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies and the State Museum of Pennsylvania has unveiled enormous bones from North America's biggest...

Fossil of an Armored Dinosaur Hatchling: Youngest Nodosaur Ever Discovered

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with help from an amateur fossil hunter in College Park, Md., have described the fossil...

Primitive Birds Shared Dinosaurs’ Fate

A new study puts an end to the longstanding debate about how archaic birds went extinct, suggesting they were virtually wiped out by the...

Scientists Discover Rare Theropod Dinosaur Wounded in Action in Southern Utah

Raptor dinosaurs like the iconic Velociraptor from the movie franchise Jurassic Park are renowned for their "fear-factor." Their terrifying image has been popularized in...

Tree Resin Captures Evolution of Feathers On Dinosaurs and Birds

Secrets from the age of the dinosaurs are usually revealed by fossilized bones, but a University of Alberta research team has turned up a...

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