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 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
Jaws once thought to be from Megalosaurus belong instead to this little-known species
November 06, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Thanks to some historical detectivework, a pair of researchers has relocated one of the earliest recognized dinosaur sites in the American west
October 30, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Sauropods are iconic dinosaurs, but the first of their kind ever found was initially thought to be a huge crocodile
October 29, 2012 | By Brian Switek
For over a century and a half, paleontologists have been confounded by the sail-backed carnivore Becklespinax. What did this dinosaur really look like?
October 22, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Just when naturalists began to suspect that birds might be dinosaurs, one researcher put forward a truly strange idea of what early bird ancestors would have looked like
October 11, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Did T. rex use its tiny arms to do push-ups?
October 10, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Paleontologists have named scores of dinosaurs, but why is T. rex our favorite?
October 03, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Carnivorous theropod dinosaurs were once thought to be hydrophobic, but rare swim tracks show that these predators at least sometimes took a dip in lakes and rivers
September 24, 2012 | By Brian Switek
The history of Thecodontosaurus, the fourth dinosaur ever named, is a tangled tale of paleontologist politics
September 19, 2012 | By Brian Switek
In 1938, awful dinosaurs roamed Birmingham, England
August 24, 2012 | By Brian Switek
The man who prepared an illicit tyrannosaur specimen claims that the dinosaur is rightly his
August 09, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Contrary to a popular myth, dinosaurs didn't have butt brains
August 02, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Even though scientific interest in dinosaurs is relatively new, our species have been puzzling about the prehistoric creatures for centuries.
July 30, 2012 | By Brian Switek
A special set of footprints may record a dinosaur attack in progress
June 28, 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
A rare fossil shows that duck-billed dinosaurs were not so duck-like after all
June 14, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Paleontologists are describing new dinosaurs at an unprecedented pace, but there's much we still don't know about the biology of these animals
June 12, 2012 | By Brian Switek