Paleontologists, both professional and amateur, have dreamed up some bizarre explanations of how the dinosaurs disappeared from Earth
August 06, 2013 | By Brian Switek
Efforts to label the human epoch have ignited a scientific debate between geologists and environmentalists
January 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
Dinosaurs can help us unlock essential secrets about the history of life on Earth
December 11, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Mountain of Dinosaurs, from 1967, uses extinction as a metaphor for Soviet oppression
October 16, 2012 | By Brian Switek
A delicately-balanced domino setup replays the end of the Age of Dinosaurs
October 05, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Cataracts, slipped discs, epidemics, glandular problems and even a loss of sex drive have all been proposed as the reason non-avian dinosaurs perished
June 15, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Scientists at a British laboratory are racing to preserve thousands of the world’s threatened plants, one seed at a time
June 2012 | By Rob Sharp
The Millennium Seed Bank has set out to collect 25 percent of the world's plant species by 2020—before it is too late
May 14, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Were the last dinosaurs thriving or declining just before Tyrannosaurus and kin disappeared?
May 01, 2012 | By Brian Switek
A strange jaw fragment, once thought to belong to a crocodile-like predator, turned out to be a dinosaur
April 26, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Eggs may have been the secret to dinosaur success, but did they also lead to the dinosaurs' doom?
April 18, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Might there be advanced, hyper-intelligent dinosaurs on other planets?
April 11, 2012 | By Brian Switek
An animated short suggests dinosaurs died out for want of winter coats
February 06, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Did egg-eating lizards and snakes contribute to the dinosaurs' extinction?
February 02, 2012 | By Brian Switek
If the non-avian dinosaurs hadn't died out 65 million years ago, what would they look like today?
January 12, 2012 | By Brian Switek
"Going the way of the dinosaur" is a popular phrase, but one drawn from bizarre 20th century ideas that dinosaurs were due for an extinction
January 11, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Dinosaurs have long been rumored to still survive in the Congo Basin, but is there any truth to the tall tales?
October 28, 2011 | By Brian Switek
What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet and giant dinosaurs never went extinct?
August 25, 2011 | By Brian Switek
When the American Museum of Natural History's paleontologist William Diller Matthew published his book Dinosaurs in 1915, no one understood how the famous Mesozoic creatures originated or went extinct. Both the beginning and end of the "Age of Dinosaurs" were mysterious. Yet, tucked away in a foot...
April 22, 2011 | By Brian Switek
What caused the end-Cretaceous mass extinction is one of the greatest mysteries of all time. Paleontologists have racked up a long list of victims---including the non-avian dinosaurs---and geologists have confirmed that a massive asteroid that struck the earth near the modern-day Yucatan peninsula ...
February 18, 2011 | By Brian Switek