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Frills and Whistles: Triceratops Relative Had Bizarre Head of Horns

The 79-million-year-old bones of four pickup truck-size horned dinosaurs have been unearthed in Alberta, Canada, and the discovery reveals how the …

This New Species Of Horned Dinosaur Provides Hints About Its Evolution

A spectacular new horned dinosaur fossil has been excavated from its 79 million-year-old resting place in the Cretaceous rocks of Alberta, Canada and described today in a new paper in PLOS ONE by paleontologists David Evans and Michael Ryan. It has been a good year so far for Canadian horned …

Dinosaurs

Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran Win 4th of July With Hilarious Pic

This is how a Brit should show up to a friend's huge 4th of July party.<p>attended (crashed?) 's big July 4th celebration in the best possible way -- by …

Jurassic Period

During this period, Earth's climate changed from hot and dry to humid and subtropical.<p>Dinosaurs, birds, and rodents. Crumbling landmasses and inland seas. Sea monsters, sharks, and blood-red plankton. Forests of ferns, cycads, and conifers. Warm, moist, tropical breezes. This was the Jurassic, …

Paleontology

Revealed: The secret of how birds evolved from dinosaurs, lost their teeth and learned to sing

Scientists have discovered when hens lost their teeth, why penguins have a thick skin, how the peacock got its tail and what links the song of the …

Birds

Feathered Fossils Give Scaly Dinosaurs a Makeover

Plumage may have adorned even the earliest dinosaurs, long before flight.<p>Which came first, the feathers or the birds? Feathers first, scientists now say definitively. Yet this feathery revelation doesn't arise from discoveries of ancient birds, but of birds' ancestors—dinosaurs.<p>At a recent Berlin …

Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

Battleship beast: colossal dinosaur skeleton found in southern Patagonia

The spectacular remains of one of the largest beasts ever to walk the planet have been unearthed by fossil hunters in southern Patagonia.<p>The unique haul of bones includes a metre-wide neck vertebra, a thigh bone that stands as tall as a man, and ribs the size of planks, representing the most …

How Dinosaurs Kept Shrinking for 50 Million Years and Became Today's Birds

It's long been known that today's birds are the progeny of earth-shaking dinosaurs.<p>But a new study published in the journal Science details how the …

Why Some Dinosaurs Got Smaller

Theropods that evolved into birds aren't the only dinosaurs that preferred life on the small side.<p>The past week has been a total goldmine for dinosaur enthusiasts. Last Monday, a team led by paleontologist Steve Brusatte published a comprehensive survey revealing that dinosaurs might have survived …

Laquintasaura Venezuelae: Bird-Hipped Dinosaur is First to Be Discovered in Venezuela

A new dinosaur species has been discovered in Venezuela – the first ever to have been found in the South American country.<p><i>Laquintasaura venezuelae</i> …

Dinosaur Footprints on the Roof… Of the World!

Wildlife<p><i>Alongside Jørn Hurum, many other intrepid paleontologists ply the frigid winds and waters of Svalbard searching for fossils and other ancient remains. The islands of Svalbard, located far to the north of Scandinavia in the Arctic Circle, are as remote and breathtaking as a fossil survey</i> …

New Fox-Sized Dinosaur Unearthed In Venezuela

The fossil of a new two-legged, fox-sized dinosaur relative of both <i>Stegosaurus</i> and <i>Triceratops</i>, which dates back about 200 million years, has been discovered in Venezuela. The find suggests that dinosaurs advanced quickly across the globe after a mass extinction claimed at least half of all species …

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Behold the Newest Discovered Dinosaur, 'The King of Gore'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Lythronax argestes,</i> unveiled in Utah for the first time in on Wednesday, is no exception — its first …

New species of pterosaur found in mass grave

A rare stash of thousands of ancient bones found in Brazil has turned in a magnificent find: over 47 skeletons of a single, new species of Upper Cretaceous pterosaur.<p>Discovered in an old lake deposit on the outskirts of Cruzeiro do Oeste in the southern state of Parana, the bones are unusual for …

Paleontology

The Secret World of Dinosaur Smuggling

Last fall, Mongolia gutted the old Lenin Museum in the heart of its capital, Ulaanbaatar, to make way for the Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs. …

High-School Student Discovers Baby Dinosaur Fossil On Best Field Trip Ever

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In 2009, 17-year-old Kevin Terris discovered a major baby dinosaur fossil while on a school trip to …

Can A Fake Dinosaur Prank People? You Bet Jurassican.

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We Went to a Dinosaur Dig in the Alberta Badlands

We visited the Alberta badlands to join University of Calgary palaeontologist Dr. Daria Zelenitsky on a dig for dinosaur bones.<p><i>All images via author.</i><p>Drumheller is a scrappy old coal-mining town that hugs Alberta’s Red Deer River, situated in a parched valley peppered with dino kitsch. Cartoonish …

Area with 200-plus dinosaur tracks opening to public soon

A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall near Moab.<p>There are more than 200 tracks in an area smaller than a football field from 10 different ancient …

Asteroid's 'bad timing' killed off dinosaurs, new evidence shows

Dinosaurs might have survived the catastrophic impact that ended their reign had the devastating asteroid that slammed into the Earth arrived at a "more convenient time", a scientist has claimed. As a result humans would probably not exist.<p>The violent collision 66m years ago, which occurred in the …

Dinosaur Feathers Changed With Age

Rapid and bizarre switches suggest dinos had birds beat for plumage diversity.<p><b>Newfound fossils of a feathered dinosaur suggest that the extinct reptiles might have possessed a diversity in plumage types that puts modern birds to shame. (See bird pictures.)</b><p>Farmers in northeastern China have …

Four-winged flying dinosaur unearthed in China

A new species of prehistoric, four-winged dinosaur discovered in China may be the largest flying reptile of its kind.<p>The well-preserved, complete skeleton of the dinosaur <i>Changyuraptor yangi</i> features a long tail with feathers 30cm in length – the longest ever seen on a dinosaur fossil. The feathers …

Huge trove of dinosaur footprints discovered in Alaska

A "world-class" dinosaur track site discovered in Alaska's Denali National Park shows that herds of duck-billed dinosaurs thrived under the midnight sun.<p>"We had mom, dad, big brother, big sister and little babies all running around together," said paleontologist Anthony Fiorillo, who is studying …