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Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica's land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared with 50 years ago, research shows. More than a third of these frozen...
An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...

New ‘little bitty’ dinosaur discovered in North Texas

Scientists from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science recently named a newly discovered species of a plant-eating dinosaur, suggesting the animal once used...

Plants that survived dinosaur extinction pulled nitrogen from air, study concludes

Once a favored food of grazing dinosaurs, an ancient lineage of plants called cycads helped sustain these and other prehistoric animals during the Mesozoic...

Recent fossil discovery suggests the first dinosaur egg was leathery

The discovery of several exceptionally preserved reproduction-related dinosaur specimens over the last three decades has improved our knowledge of dinosaur reproductive biology. Nevertheless, due...

Asteroid dust caused 15-year winter that killed dinosaur

Around 66 million years ago, an asteroid bigger than Mount Everest smashed into Earth, killing off three quarters of all life on the planet—including...

Dinosaur feathers reveal traces of ancient proteins

Palaeontologists at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland have discovered X-ray evidence of proteins in fossil feathers that sheds new light on feather evolution. Previous...

Holes in baby dinosaur bones show how football-sized hatchlings grew to 3-ton teens

Despite their public image as torpid, lumbering creatures, many dinosaurs were evidently warm-blooded, highly active animals, capable of prolonged and strenuous aerobic exercise. In new...

Garumbatitan: A new giant dinosaur in the Lower Cretaceous of the Iberian Peninsula

A new study describes a new sauropod dinosaur that lived in the Iberian Peninsula 122 million years ago. This new species of dinosaur, Garumbatitan...

Study removes human bias from debate over dinosaurs’ demise

To help resolve the scientific debate over whether it was a giant asteroid or volcanic eruptions that wiped out the dinosaurs and most other...

Three new Jurassic-era dinosaur track sites found in Morocco

A small team of paleobiologists, with members from Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Birmingham has discovered...

Newly discovered, primitive cousins of T. rex shed light on the end of the age of dinosaurs in Africa

Fossils of primitive cousins of T. rex that had short, bulldog snouts and even shorter arms have been discovered by scientists in Morocco. The...

Ankylosaur: New armoured dinosaur discovered

A new armoured dinosaur, known as an ankylosaur, has been described and named for Prof Paul Barrett of the Natural History Museum. Vectipelta barretti was...

Rare and dramatic fossil shows small mammal attacking larger dinosaur

While there is little doubt that many a Mesozoic mammal became a meal for a dinosaur, it may come as a surprise to learn that...

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