Research team led by UC Riverside and Montclair State University biologists confirms that inactivation of tooth genes occurred convergently in birds, turtles, and multiple mammalian
The extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is thought to have paved the way for mammals to dominate, but a new study shows
The Atlantic Ocean at mid-depths may have given out early warning signals – 1,000 years in advance - that the last Ice Age was going
New research suggests our jawed ancestors weren't responsible for the demise of their jawless cousins as had been assumed.
In the “Proceedings of the Royal Society B” the team published the first detailed analysis of the bipedal gait of quails. The scientists analyzed which
In the depths of the Arctic Ocean, buried deep in the sediment, an ancient creature waited for over a million years to be discovered.
The most ambitious genetic study ever undertaken on bird evolution has found that almost all modern birds diversified after the dinosaurs became extinct 66 million
‘Nidelric pugio’ named in honour of University of Leicester scientist who passed away earlier this year.
An egg much smaller than a common grain of sand and found in a tiny piece of fossilized dung has helped scientists identify a pinworm
Today, ray-finned fish, which belong to the bony fish, are by far the most biodiverse fish group in both salt- and freshwater.
In an international collaborative project, Knies has studied the historic emergence of the ice in the Arctic Ocean. The results are published in Nature Communications.
Four years ago, a bulldozer operator turned over some bones during construction at Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village, Colorado.
armoured dinosaur modelsLed by palaeontologist Jason Bourke, a team of scientists at Ohio University used CT scans to record the anatomy of nasal passages in
Through the careful study of modern and early fossil tortoise, researchers now have a better understanding of how tortoises breathe and the evolutionary processes that
A new study, which teamed cutting-edge engineering techniques with paleontology, has found that take-off capacity may have determined body size limits in extinct flying reptiles.
The dodo is among the most famous extinct creatures, and a poster child for human-caused extinction events. Despite its notoriety, and the fact that the
The reconstruction of ancient life has long required a certain degree of imagination. This is fundamental when considering the colouration of long-extinct organisms. However, new
In a surprise turn of events, one of the largest diamond mines in Africa, Catoca in Angola, contains 118 million year old dinosaur, crocodile and
New analysis of geologic history can potentially solve the riddle of the ‘Cambrian explosion’.
Why were dinosaurs covered in a cloak such a long time before the early bird species Archaeopteryx first took flight? Researchers from the University of
Stegosaurs have in the past been presented to us as lumbering plant eaters, but in reality they were lethal fighters when necessary, according to palaeontologists
The research conducted by Ryan McKellar’s sounds like it could of come straight out of Jurassic Park: he studies pieces of amber found buried with