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Revealed: the terrifying 9ft-long crocodile that walked upright

Scientists have unearthed fossils in the United States of a big land-dwelling crocodile that lived about 231 million years ago, walked on its hind legs and was a top land predator right before the first dinosaurs appeared.<p>Transported back to the Triassic Period, what would a person experience upon …

Dinosaurs

Crystal amaze: how a chameleon changes colour revealed

It is one of nature’s most spectacular displays and now scientists have shown how the chameleon changes colour.<p>A study has found that the lizards possess a layer of skin cells that contain floating nanocrystals. The tiny crystals are roughly evenly spaced throughout the cell and this spacing …

Zoology

Citizen science is making scientists of everyone

Citizen science is getting a lot of attention these days, which might make you think it is a new social phenomenon. But in fact, nothing could be further from the truth: citizen science has been around much longer than any one of us. It was going strong long before Benjamin Franklin almost …

Citizen Science

5 Ways Regular People Are Tracking Wildlife With Personal Tech

Apps and websites encourage citizens to upload photos and videos of their natural encounters.<p>Whale sharks are generally thought of as denizens of the tropical waters of the Gulf of Mexico or the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. But in July 2014, a person in New Jersey saw a whale shark and reported …

Wildlife

Hōkūle‘a: Return to Aotearoa

Changing Planet<p>After almost six months since departing from Hawai‘i on the Worldwide Voyage, Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia arrived in Aotearoa (New Zealand) to a Maori welcoming ceremony that was not only stunning to see, but historical as well.<p>When the crews of the voyaging canoes first sighted the …

Deinocheirus Exposed: Meet The Body Behind the Terrible Hand

For 50 years, the dinosaur was just a pair of arms.<p>But what arms! Each was eight feet (2.4 metres) long, and ended in three eight-inch (20-centimetre) claws. You can understand why the scientists who discovered this beast called it <i>Deinocheirus mirificus</i>, from the Greek for “terrible hand, which is …

Ancient 'Dragon' Pterosaur Flew Right Out of 'Avatar'

A sprawling ancient flying reptile looked so much like a dragon that could have flown with the aerial predators called "ikran" in the film "Avatar" that its discoverers named the newfound beast after those mountain banshees.<p>The pterosaur, dubbed Ikrandraco avatar ("draco" means "dragon" in Latin), …

Dinosaurs

This giant plastic rabbit is a bigger draw than the world’s most popular museum exhibition

Over the past seven years, the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has alternately delighted tourists and frustrated critics with his kitschy, colossal hippos, pigs, and most famously, rubber ducks that ply the world’s ports, drawing massive crowds.<p>Hofman’s latest is Moon Rabbit, an 83-foot-tall …

Dino, Heal Thyself: Giant Beast Shrugged Off Bone Trauma

A giant carnivorous dinosaur apparently possessed an enormous power to heal its broken bones, thanks to new findings revealed by powerful X-rays, …

Researchers say they've found the biggest dinosaur ever

Three years ago, a family of rural farmers stumbled across an incredible paleontological site on their land in the Patagonia region of Argentina. The family notified nearby Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio (MEF), and now researchers at the site have unearthed what they believe is the largest …