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
A new study claims to confirm Archaeopteryx as one of the earliest birds, but what does the ongoing debate about this feathered dinosaur mean for the way science works?
October 26, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Was Torosaurus just an adult Triceratops? A poorly understood species may hold the key to the answer
October 24, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Just in time for the 150th anniversary year of Archaeopteryx, paleontologists announce an 11th specimen of the dinosaur-like bird
October 19, 2011 | By Brian Switek
A peculiar horned dinosaur from New Mexico may help paleontologists understand how titans such as Triceratops evolved
October 18, 2011 | By Brian Switek
One of the most stunning theropod dinosaurs ever discovered may add to our understanding of how feathers evolved
October 14, 2011 | By Brian Switek
A new study finds that Tyrannosaurus truly had "thunder thighs." Juveniles were likely more agile than adults
October 13, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Just how many different dinosaurs existed in North America during the end of the Cretaceous? It's a matter of huge debate
October 07, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Paleontologists typically have only a handful of specimens, represented by incomplete materials, from a range of sites spanning millions of years
September 26, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Tyrannosaurus gets a lot of guff for having small hands, but if we're going to poke fun at any dinosaur for having wimpy forelimbs, it should probably be the "meat-eating bull"
September 22, 2011 | By Brian Switek
The find may help sort out the history of troodontid dinosaurs in North America
September 20, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Linhevenator may not have used its arms to capture prey in the same way as its kin, even if it did have a specialized killing claw
September 15, 2011 | By Brian Switek
A tiny, 112-million-year-old impression of a baby armored dinosaur shows the head and the underside of its body
September 09, 2011 | By Brian Switek
The many fuzzy and feathery dinosaurs that have been discovered reveal one of the most magnificent evolutionary transformations in the history of life
August 26, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Even so, a terrestrial, 16-foot, carnivorous crocodile-like predator is not something I would like to meet in a dark alley (or anywhere else, really)
August 24, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Can the team drill past an ancient river channel?
August 24, 2011 | By Scott Wing
Looking ridiculous, we rush around like inexperienced wait-staff in a busy restaurant
August 18, 2011 | By Scott Wing
After moving a few track slabs myself this summer, I can tell you that it's not easy work!
August 11, 2011 | By Brian Switek
One thing everyone has told us is that you never know what you will find underground
August 10, 2011 | By Scott Wing
Over the past few years, paleontologists have reported a growing number of cases of scavenging by insects
August 09, 2011 | By Brian Switek