Paleontologists, both professional and amateur, have dreamed up some bizarre explanations of how the dinosaurs disappeared from Earth
August 06, 2013 | By Brian Switek
You asked our curators, they answered
July 2013 | By Smithsonian magazine
The “Wankel Rex,” discovered in Montana in 1988, is one of just a dozen complete skeletons worldwide
June 27, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
Apollo 11 souvenirs, Walt Whitman’s politics, and dinosaur DNA were among the subjects you wanted to know more about
May 2013 | By Smithsonian magazine
Countless bones and a billion years of geological action make Dinosaur National Monument the go-to park for fossil finds
February 2013 | By Mary Roach
From feathers to black market fossil controversies, 2012 was a big year for dinosaurs
December 14, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Recently unveiled dinosaur sculptures are frustrating eyesores to some and tourist attractions to others
December 13, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Were enigmatic, 230-million-year-old burrows created by dinosaurs?
December 12, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Dinosaurs can help us unlock essential secrets about the history of life on Earth
December 11, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Claw Shapes: A Glimpse Into the Lifestyle of Raptors?
December 07, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Claws once thought to belong to a giant turtle turned out to be from one of the weirdest dinosaurs ever found
December 06, 2012 | By Brian Switek
A fragmentary skeleton pins the emergence of dinosaurs more than 10 million years earlier than previously thought
December 05, 2012 | By Brian Switek
A new book argues that dinosaur reconstructions, which stretch skin over bone, are bound to be inaccurate and imagines what the creatures may have looked with more fat, feathers and accessory adornments
November 30, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Were these Late Cretaceous dinosaurs just the culmination of an evolutionary trend towards ever-larger body size or was something else at work?
November 29, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Was the early bird Archaeopteryx more of a glider than a flier?
November 28, 2012 | By Brian Switek
A set of partial jaws hold an important place in the history of South American paleontology, but what sort of dinosaur do they represent?
November 27, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Stegosaurus is immediately recognizable for its prominent plates, but why did these structures actually evolve?
November 23, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Everyone knows that birds are dinosaurs, but what kind of dinosaur is your holiday turkey?
November 22, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Were extra-thick hides the secret to why paleontologists have found so much fossilized hadrosaur skin?
November 21, 2012 | By Brian Switek
When did dinosaurs start to become giants? Enigmatic bone fragments found in England complicate the debate
November 20, 2012 | By Brian Switek