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Backed by Lasers, Robotic Rovers Defend the Desert Tortoise

With an app and user-controlled rovers, Tim Shields is gamifying conservation—and it's awesome.<p>The desert tortoise is a small, humble species that ambles across the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in southern California. Once abundant, the desert tortoise is being driven towards extinction by increasing …

COSI and AMNH Team Up To Bring Dinosaurs to Columbus

September 19, 2016 9:47 am Jesse Bethea Photo by Robb McCormick.<p>On Friday morning, dinosaurs were loosed upon the city of Columbus. City, state and …

Triassic Crocodile Relative Unearthed in New Mexico

The early reptile was one of the biggest predators of its day.<p>Photo: Shown is an artist's rendering of a Vivaron haydeni, which lived more than 200 …

New Mexico

X-rays reveal complete dino skeleton

<b>Scientists have used high-power X-rays to "see inside" an exquisite and complete dinosaur specimen.</b><p>The skeleton belongs to a small, plant-eating dinosaur which lived 200 million years ago - at the beginning of the Jurassic Period.<p>Although this species was widespread at the time, scientists have …

New species of pterosaur discovered in Patagonia - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scientists today announced the discovery of a new species of pterosaur from the Patagonia region of South America. The cranial remains were in an …

New pterosaur species with intact skull uncovered in Patagonia

A new species of pterosaur named for its "ancient brain" has been found in Patagonia.<p>The flying reptile lived in the early Jurassic period, between about 199.6 million years ago and 175.6 million years ago. Paleontologists found the new fossil in north central Chubut province in Argentina. To their …

The Stegosaurus Plate Controversy

Stegosaurs are a familiar group of quadrupedal ornithischian dinosaurs, the best known member of which is the Late Jurassic <i>Stegosaurus</i> of the USA, …

Dinosaurs

Paleoart Shows Dinosaurs Weren't the Terrible Lizards of Your Fantasies

Paleoartist John Conway believes art can beat science to the truth.<p>The word “dinosaur,” as we all know, comes from the Greek for “terrible lizard.” …

Dinosaurs

Mammal-like reptile survived much longer than thought: Fossils in Japan overturn widely accepted theory about tritylodontid extinction

Fossils in Japan overturn widely accepted theory about tritylodontid extinction<p>Researchers have uncovered dozens of fossilized teeth in Kuwajima, …

Dinosaurs

Earth - Legendary dinosaurs that we all imagine completely wrong

Like many children, I had a severe dinosaur phase. There was a period of my life when I cared more about prehistoric reptiles than pretty much anything else.<p>However, it turns out that much of what I thought I knew is wrong. That is because the prevailing image of dinosaurs has always been a little …

Fossil find reveals just how big carnivorous dinosaur may have grown

An unidentified fossilised bone in a museum has revealed the size of a fearsome abelisaur and may have solved a hundred-year old puzzle.<p>Alessandro …

Imperial College London

9 Ways Dinosaurs Are Just Like Birds

Though we often imagine dinosaurs as being reptilian monsters, recent research indicates they were actually the feathered ancestors of modern …

Birds

Why Birds Are Really Living Dinosaurs

If you thought that dinosaurs were extinct, think again. According to a new exhibit at The American Museum of Natural History, birds are a form of living dinosaur! The myriad evolutionary connections between birds and dinosaurs are apparently found in bird bone structure, flight mechanisms, …

Sharp-toothed Boreonykus, a dog-sized dinosaur, found near Grande Prairie

A new species of dinosaur about the size of a dog and possessing a lethal claw has been discovered in northwestern Alberta by an Australian …

Alberta

Clues to why the 'sea dragons' died out

<b>A dramatic shift in the Earth's climate killed off marine reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs, according to a new study.</b><p>About 100 million years ago, the oceans warmed up, polar ice melted and sea levels rose to unprecedented heights.<p>Scientists say the ichthyosaurs, or "fish lizards", …

Deadly Amphibian Fungus Abroad Threatens Certain U.S. Regions

<b>Summary:</b> An unknown hybrid species of salamander captured in Olympic National Park, Washington. The eft stage of a red-spotted newt in Walker County, …

More than 10,000 sharks have been spotted off the coast of Florida

More than 10,000 blacktip sharks (<i>Carcharhinus limbatus</i>) have been spotted off the coast of Palm Beach Country in Florida this week.<p>It's normal for the species to migrate <i>en masse</i> to warmer waters in the winter months, but this year they're further north than usual, bringing them within 100 meters …

Sand Tiger Sharks Surprisingly Social in Open Ocean

While the apex predators were typically thought to lead mostly solitary lives, a new study finds that sand tiger sharks may be a lot more social.

A school of leaping fish in Australia is a stunning sight

These fish must be well-trained.<p>The dazzling sight of a school of baby mullet fish flying out of water has been captured by an eagle-eyed amateur …

Eel-Like Amphibian 278 Million Years Old With Fangs Found In Brazil

Back in the Permian period some 278 million years ago, North America and western Europe were located near the equator, and an ice age had just ended …

New Species of Extinct Reptile Found in Arizona’s Petrified Forest

Paleontologists have identified a new species of an extinct, crocodile-like creature in Petrified Forest National Park.<p>The fifteen-foot long reptile …

Chinese Dinosaur Had Bat-Like Wings and Feathers

Since most dinosaur names consist of long, polysyllabic gargles—<i>Parasaurolophus</i>, <i>Therizinosaurus</i>, <i>Pachycephalosaurus</i>—it is refreshing that the latest addition to the family has the shortest one yet.<p>It is simply <i>Yi</i>.<p>In full, it is <i>Yi qi</i>, which comes from the Mandarin for “strange wing” and can be roughly …

10 Bony Facts About Amargasaurus

Many long-necked dinosaurs, or sauropods, had pretty bizarre features: The armor-plating on <i>Saltasaurus</i>, the club-tail on <i>Shunosaurus</i>, and the weird, …

Giant 'bird-like dinosaur' remains to go on show in Nottingham

<b>The remains the largest feathered creature ever discovered are to go on display in Nottingham after leaving China for the first time.</b><p>Gigantoraptor, which was four metres tall and eight metres long, will be one of several dinosaur specimens to feature at Wollaton Hall next summer.<p>Dr George Baxter, …

Scientists race to stop an amphibian-killing fungus from entering the United States

*<i>For our full coverage of AAAS 2016, check out our meeting page.</i><p><b>WASHINGTON, D.C.—</b>Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Commission banned the import …

The evolution of tyrannosaurs

<i>T. rex</i> is probably the most notorious and infamous dinosaur of all time, and somewhat of an icon in both the scientific and public spheres. After …

List of dinosaur genera

This <b>list of dinosaurs</b> is a comprehensive listing of all genera that have ever been included in the superorder Dinosauria, excluding class Aves …