Paleontology

New Study Restructures the Dinosaur Family Tree

Back in 1887, British paleontologist Harry Seeley changed the dinosaur world when he began classifying the thunder lizards into two broad categories …

Physical Geography

We Might Have To Completely Redraw The Dinosaur Family Tree

Michael J. Benton, <i>University of Bristol</i><p>Normally the dinosaurian world is rocked by a new fossil -- the biggest, fastest, or toothiest. But the latest dinosaur research threatens to change our understanding of how dinosaurs evolved at a much deeper level, and blow aside 130 years of agreement on the …

Physical Geography

Drones will go dinosaur hunting to help scientists track prehistoric footprints

Drone mapping of dinosaurs' tracks is expected to revolutionise the way researchers investigate dinosaurs.<p>Dinosaur research just got more high tech, …

Drones

Lab notes: is tartan T. rex about to enter the textbooks?

This week’s biggest stories<p>The potential for a massive shakeup of the dinosaur family tree (including a possible common ancestor from Scotland) was mooted this week – will a new classification come in and overturn over a century of evolutionary assumptions? Stay tuned, dino-lovers. In the …

Science

‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’ in the world of dinosaurs

<i>A guest post from the</i> <i>Sedgwick Museum’s</i> <i>Douglas Palmer</i><p>Saurischian & Ornithischian pelvis bone modification w- selected species of Dinosauria (Wikimedia …

Life Sciences

This New Dinosaur Study Could Change Everything

For 130 years, our teachers, textbooks and museums have all taught us the same thing. Dinosaurs could be divided into one of two main groups, based …

Physical Geography

Forget everything you think you know about dinosaurs

Forget everything you think you know about dinosaurs. Or almost.<p>The dinosaur family tree has been completely shaken up by a radical new computer …

Dinosaurs

A Surprising New Rearrangement Of The Dinosaur Family Tree

A good way to get paleontologists stirred up? Talk about rearranging the 130-year-old dinosaur family tree.<p>A new paper in <i>Nature</i> by scientists at University of Cambridge and the Natural History Museum in London this week has rocked the paleontology world due to its potential wide-reaching …

Physical Geography

Walk with dinosaurs at the Field Museum’s new ‘Jurassic World’ exhibit

One of the coolest things about the Field Museum is its impressive collection of rare and massive dinosaur fossils—the most famous (and fearsome) …

Physical Geography

Most Of What We Know About Dinosaurs Was Disproven In Five Minutes

Despite being dead for millions of years, our love affair with dinosaurs, as a culture, will likely be immortal. We dress up like them to do stunts on jet skis, we obsess over fossils, but what we know in the broad sense is static. After all, what could change?<p>A lot, it turns out. The New York …

Physical Geography

A shocking new study just disproved the 130-year-old theory about where dinosaurs came from

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Science

Old hipsters: A new way to classify dinosaurs

Old hipstersA new way to classify dinosaurs<p>A challenge to the division between the Saurischia and the Ornithischia<p>print-edition iconFrom the print …

Business (UK)

Dinosaur crater's clue to origin of life

Science editor, BBC News website, The Woodlands, Texas<p><b>The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs is revealing clues to the origins of life on Earth.</b><p>Scientists have drilled into the 200km-wide Chicxulub crater now buried under the Gulf of Mexico.<p>They say its rocks show evidence of …

Earth Science

Paleontologists uncover fossil of prehistoric otter with crushing bite

A giant new species of fossil otter was recently recovered in northeastern Yunnan Province, China.

Physical Geography

There's a real-life Jurassic Park opening in the UK this June

Hold onto your butts!<p>Netflix and chill can get a bit old after a while, so if you're looking for a new (and very cool) date idea, look no further …

Physical Geography

First dinosaurs may have been omnivores in the north hemisphere

Largest shake-up of dinosaur family tree in 130 years puts T. rex in a group with herbivores and uproots what we thought we knew about the reptiles

Physical Geography

Dinosaur Family Tree Poised for Colossal Shake-Up

The longstanding division of dinosaurs into 'bird-hipped' species including <i>Stegosaurus</i> and their 'lizard-hipped' counterparts such as <i>Brachiosaurus …

Physical Geography

For nearly 130 years, we've been getting dinosaurs' family tree all wrong

Another look at the evolutionary history of dinosaurs resolves a long-standing puzzle about birds' earliest ancestors.<p>The traditional view of …

Physical Geography

‘Power Rangers’ Is Tragically Confused About Dinosaur Science

Dinosaurs are an integral part of <i>Power Rangers</i>’ central mythology, but unfortunately, scientific accuracy is not. The new film is liberal with its …

Power Rangers

The evolutionary and phylogeographic history of woolly mammoths: a comprehensive mitogenomic analysis

Article |<p>Open<p>Dan Chang<br>• , Michael Knapp<br>• , Jacob Enk<br>• , Sebastian Lippold<br>• , Martin Kircher<br>• , Adrian Lister<br>• , Ross D. E. MacPhee<br>• , Christopher Widga<br>• , Paul …

Anthropology

A new theory could overturn one of the most central 'facts' about dinosaurs

Much of what we "know" about dinosaurs has changed in recent years.<p>We've learned that many of them were covered in feathers, that part of what drove them extinct was how long it took for their eggs to hatch, and that some of them even thrived in snowy, Arctic winters.<p>But the idea that dinosaurs can …

Physical Geography

Fossil Shows What Insect Romance Looked Like In Ancient Times

Short of inventing a time machine, we are powerless to stop certain things from simply being lost to history — things like how accents sounded in …

Physical Geography

You Say Tyrannosaurus, I Say Tarbosaurus

The skull of a mounted Tarbosaurus. Photo by Jordi Payà, from Wikipedia.<p>Last Friday, the United States government captured a tyrannosaur. The scene …

Physical Geography

Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China

Art World<p>The whereabouts of most of the eggs, however, remain unknown.<p>,<p>Four men are under arrest in China on suspicion of having stolen dozens of …

China

Revolutionary overhaul of dinosaur family tree proposed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of the best-known dinosaurs, like Tyrannosaurus rex and Brontosaurus, may be headed for a divorce due to irreconcilable differences.<p>Scientists on Wednesday proposed a radical overhaul of the dinosaur family tree first laid out in 1888, concluding after an analysis of 75 …

Physical Geography

Walking in the footsteps of giants – and gerbils

From hopping Cretaceous desert mammals, to muddy Scottish sauropods, fossil footprints reveal more than you might expect about extinct life<p>Trekking through damp woodlands in the Scottish Highlands, I pause and look down at my feet. On a thread-like deer trail on a steep hillside, animal footprints …

Dinosaurs

Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity, about 50 million years ago. The …

Physical Geography

T. rex gets new home in shakeup of dino family tree

Your inner 9-year-old may be in for a shock: A new study gives the longstanding dinosaur family tree an overhaul. Based on analyses of hundreds of …

Physical Geography

Mass Extinction Timeline: Prehistoric Climate Change Caused Three Extinction Events In A Row

They got knocked down, but they got up again. And again. And again.<p>Every time life on Earth tried to rebound from the largest mass extinction event …

Climate Change

This Poor Cretaceous Damselfly Has Been Waiting 100 Million Years to Get Laid

Scientists in China have discovered male damselflies caught in the act of trying to court females inside a piece of 100-million-year old amber. It’s …

Physical Geography