Paleontology

Fossil “Mummy” Shows Glimpse of Dinosaur Skin

Despite its nickname, the Museum’s famous dinosaur “mummy”—the duck-billed dinosaur <i>Edmontosaurus annectens</i> on display in the Hall of Ornithischian …

Physical Geography

From dragons to unicorns: finding fantastic beasts in ancient history

Imagine two children, sent by their parents to catch fish in the Aegean Sea. It’s the sixth century BC. The younger child finds an opening to a huge, …

Physical Geography

What Castration Does to a Skeleton

Physical Geography

What Jeff Goldblum’s Return Means for JURASSIC WORLD 2

Two years ago, <i>Jurassic World</i> completely revitalized the <i>Jurassic Park</i> franchise while largely ignoring the events of the second and third films. Now, …

This ancient predator stalked the seas with can-opener shaped claws

What’s for dinner?<p>508 million years ago, long before some brilliant mind came up with the idea of cramming food into metal cans, a creature was cruising the ocean floor with claws like can openers.<p>At least, that’s what the claw shape resembled to researchers who described the fossil this week in a …

Physical Geography

Why big animals can't take a little rain

Giant sloths and saber-toothed tigers, oh my<p>Melting from glaciers and permafrost was not kind to the large animals of the last Ice Age.<p>The persistent moisture turned grasslands into peatlands and bogs, a less than ideal habitat for huge grazers. As their world grew wetter, many of these megafaunal …

Climate Change

Ancient sea monster had 50 legs and giant claws

Researchers discovered a 508-million-year-old creature with some very unusual features

Evolution

This load of vintage merchandise shows just how massive ALF was back in the 1980s

These 23 products prove ALF was the alien king of TV.<p>By: MeTV Staff Posted: Apr 26, 2017, 3:55PM<p>We will admit it. Back in the 1980s, we got two …

Physical Geography

Alberta dinosaur researchers solve the case of the missing skull

University of Alberta scientists find perfect match for headless Corythosaurus skeleton<p>A headless dinosaur skeleton has finally been reunited with …

Physical Geography

Museum of the Year: fossils and retired racehorses take on Tate Modern for £100,000 prize

A tiny Edwardian museum of rocks and fossils will take on Tate Modern for the £100,000 Museum of the Year prize.<p>The Lapworth Museum of Geology, attached to the University of Birmingham, counts dinosaur bones and volcanic rocks among its specimens.<p>It had just 20,000 visitors a year before a £2.7 …

Tate Modern

Dinosaur click-bait: is getting your attention more important than getting it right?

Scientists can’t turn their backs on the engagement of mass-media, but when it comes to inaccurate and sensational headlines, do the ends justify the means?<p>“The public is mostly made of people who just don’t care. The media know they don’t understand the science and they don’t want to learn about …

Media Industry

Unseen photos of Leeds Roundhay Park go on show

<b>Previously unseen photographs of a Leeds park taken between the 1930s and 1950s are to go on display.</b><p>More than 100 photos of Roundhay Park were found last year in a scrapbook owned by an ex-council official.<p>Shots include animals in the park's zoo, a queue of people at a swimming pool and picnickers …

Photography

The World's Oldest Fungus Might Have Just Been Found Buried Under South Africa

It's raising some big evolutionary questions.<p>Scientists have found evidence of what could be the oldest fungal life on the planet, discovering traces …

Evolution

We now have the power to make bones nearly invisible

Providing a new window into skeletal diseases<p>Just to be clear, scientists are still very far from re-creating <i>The Invisible Man.</i> But recently they’ve learned to make see-through brains and ghostly rat bodies, and now they’ve even created transparent bones.<p>Our skeletons are made up of living cells …

Biotechnology

Idaho: Remains of 2 people found in Oregon Trail badger hole

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A fluke discovery of children's bones protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th century pioneers who died going west on the nearby Oregon Trail, …

Oregon Trail

Hunting with saber-toothed cats in California

<b>Saber-toothed cats that roamed Los Angeles 12,000 years ago had many injuries to their shoulders and backbones that likely occurred when they killed large herbivore prey such as bison and horses, UCLA biologists report in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.</b><p>Their Southern California …

Cats

The story behind Cal Orck'o, Bolivia's 300-foot, dinosaur footprint-covered rock wall

Five kilometres (3 mi) from downtown Sucre, Bolivia, there’s a place where you can realize all your childhood Jurassic Park fantasies: Cal Orck’o, a …

List-Worthy

Paleo Profile: Little Anubis

The deep past can be a confounding place to visit. More forms of life have evolved and vanished than we see around us today, many lineages completely …

Physical Geography

New species discovered in Meghalaya cave: Blind albino crab found in India

India’s eighth longest cave in Meghalaya has revealed one of its closely guarded secrets. Researchers have stumbled up an almost blind, albino crab …

Biodiversity

9 Fossils and Finds That Were Total Fakes

Damn you, Nebraska Man!<p>Some ruses can only go on so long before the fraud is uncovered. Here are just a few "remains" someone tried to pass off as the real deal before getting caught.

Physical Geography

What can we learn from dinosaur proteins? The ability to extract proteins from ancient bones raises striking new questions

The ability to extract proteins from ancient bones raises striking new questions<p>Researchers recently confirmed it is possible to extract proteins …

Biology

Mining Threatens Chinese Fossil Site that Revealed Planet's Earliest Animals

Palaeontologists are fighting to save a site in China that contains fossils of some of the earliest animals on record. This month they gained a …

Physical Geography

Fossilised dinosaur eggs unearthed in China

Fossilised dinosaur eggs from 70 million years ago have been unearthed on a building site in China.<p>The shells, discovered near Foshan in the …

China

Why the Earth Day March for Science Was “Unprecedented”

The protests were organized in response to the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts for federal science programs.<p>On Saturday, Earth Day, tens of thousands of nerds descended on Washington, D.C. and major cities around the world to take part in the March for Science, a protest organized in …

Science

Mammoth Cave

Denizens of Darkness<p>Mammoth Cave is home to a variety of animals known as troglobites — wildlife species that are specially adapted to live in a cave …

Nature

New Species Of Ancient Egyptian Carnivore Named After Anubis

Prowling the deserts of Egypt around 30 million years ago, a newly described species of carnivore was once at the top of the food chain. With …

Physical Geography

Ancient stone carvings prove comet hit earth 13,000 years ago, say scientists

Symbols scrawled at an ancient site confirm a comet hit Earth more than 13,000 years ago and triggered a mini ice age, according to …

Ancient History

Origins of Indonesian hobbits finally revealed

The most comprehensive study on the bones of <i>Homo floresiensis</i>, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has …

Prehistory

5 dinosaur eggs were just discovered at a construction site in China

Five dinosaur eggs were found in the Guangdong province of China. The eggs are believed to be 70 million years old. Three of the five eggs were destroyed but were still visible in the fossil. They likely belonged to a plant-eating dinosaur in the Cretaceous period.

Physical Geography

Head Injury or Traumatic Brain Injury?

Head injury and traumatic brain injury are both terms that signify particularly serious problems with a patient's brain and his or her ability to …

The Brain