We Now Know What Dinosaurs May Have Really Looked Like
Some people speculate that most dinosaurs had feathers, while others still believe it’s up for debate. We may not end the discussion anytime soon, but a new study has revealed additional details to help us draw more accurate conclusions. In a report published in Nature Communications, researchers shared what they found when they used high-powered … Continue reading We Now Know What Dinosaurs May Have Really Looked LikeRead More »
19 Dinosaur Skeletons Have Been Found – What Do They Tell Us About their Evolution?
Dinosaur discoveries always give us more to consider when we look back on the evolution of today’s animals. The recent unearthing of 19 skeletons in the Gobi Desert of China is no different. On Dec. 22, scientists published new findings in Current Biology, detailing 19 skeletons they found while searching in the Gobi Desert. The … Continue reading 19 Dinosaur Skeletons Have Been Found – What Do They Tell Us About their Evolution?Read More »
Scientists Have Discovered a Fossilized Piece of a Dinosaur’s Brain
Scientists who were dreaming of one day finding fossilized dinosaur brain tissue recently got their wish, but they couldn’t have imagined it would be “pickled.” This is what happened, according to a new report published in The Geological Society of London, and researchers are still marveling at their discovery. “The chances of preserving brain tissue … Continue reading Scientists Have Discovered a Fossilized Piece of a Dinosaur’s BrainRead More »
Uncovering a King
Today is a surprising geeky holiday that is not just for archaeologists. It’s King Tut’s Day, and everyone that loves the romance of digging up the past, Pharaohs, and gold can get behind. The story behind finding King Tut did not start with treasure hunting fever, but rather an accident. Lord Carnarvon, AKA George Herbert, … Continue reading Uncovering a KingRead More »
The Largest Dinosaur Ever Discovered in Brazil Has Finally Been Found
What if someone told you that they had found a dinosaur fossil? Would it be any more interesting if it happened to be discovered an in old storage cupboard? This is exactly what just happened a few weeks ago in Brazil. Kamila Bandeira, a student of Dr. Diogenes de Almeida Campos, has been looking into … Continue reading The Largest Dinosaur Ever Discovered in Brazil Has Finally Been FoundRead More »
What Did the “Real” Loch Ness Monster Look Like?
The Loch Ness Monster is a legend that dates back hundreds of years, depending on who you ask, but it grew in fame in 1934 when a man named Robert Kenneth Wilson supposedly photographed a creature in the lake. Since then, skeptics and believers alike have continued the debate over “Nessie’s” existence, but what does … Continue reading What Did the “Real” Loch Ness Monster Look Like?Read More »
A Fossil Suggests that Life on Earth May Go Back More than 3.7 Billion Years
A fossil isn’t always massive discovery for archaeologists, but when it happens to be 3.7 billion years old, it turns heads. This is what Australian scientists found when they were digging in a newly melted area of Greenland. According to their study, published in Nature, a 3.7 billion year-old fossil now shows that microbes may have lived on the … Continue reading A Fossil Suggests that Life on Earth May Go Back More than 3.7 Billion YearsRead More »
Archaeologists Discover a New Dinosaur, But Is It a Megaraptor?
A dinosaur fossil discovered in Argentina represents a new species of theropod dinosaur, but is it truly a megaraptor? The age-old debate now resumes, thanks to a study published in PLoS One on July 20. The skull, axial skeleton, pelvis and tibia of the Murusraptor barrosaensis have been recovered and pieced together. “Other characteristic features … Continue reading Archaeologists Discover a New Dinosaur, But Is It a Megaraptor?Read More »
But Really, Why Did the T. Rex Have Such Tiny Arms?
The Tyrannosaurus Rex is known for having tiny arms, but there has been much debate over why the carnivore evolved in this manner. Now, a newly discovered dinosaur is opening up the possibilities. The creature, known as Gualicho shinyae, was featured in PLoS One on July 13. Archaeologists link it to the Argentina region and … Continue reading But Really, Why Did the T. Rex Have Such Tiny Arms?Read More »
As It Turns Out, the Ichthyosaur May Have Died from Climate Change
We aren’t the only ones being impacted by climate change. In fact, new research suggests that our planet and its inhabitants have been feeling the brunt of climate change for quite some time. A statement from experts at the University of Oxford now says that one of the world’s largest sea creatures went extinct 90 … Continue reading As It Turns Out, the Ichthyosaur May Have Died from Climate ChangeRead More »