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In a new book, UCLA cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz reminds us that humans are animals too. Now, if only other doctors could think that way
August 28, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
In 1938, awful dinosaurs roamed Birmingham, England
August 24, 2012 | By Brian Switek
"She killed her sister, butchered her elder brothers, murdered the ruler, poisoned her mother," the chronicles say. But is the empress unfairly maligned?
August 10, 2012 | By Mike Dash
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
Sherlock Holmes’s extraordinary deductions would be impossible without the optical technologies of the 19th century
July 31, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
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
John D. Rockefeller Sr. epitomized Gilded Age capitalism. Ida Tarbell was one of the few willing to hold him accountable.
July 05, 2012 | By Gilbert King
A devastating storm swept through Washington Friday night. By Saturday morning we were all left wondering, "what in the world had happened?"
July 02, 2012 | By Sarah Zielinski
A special set of footprints may record a dinosaur attack in progress
June 28, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Converse with some of the world's most sophisticated artificial intelligence programs—and decide how human they seem
June 21, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
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
Paleontologists may have killed the dinosaur a century ago, but it was revitalized in the King Kong remake
June 05, 2012 | By Brian Switek
According to legend, Queen Victoria, informed of an early president's angry insult to her ambassador, struck Bolivia off the map. But is it true?
June 04, 2012 | By Mike Dash
Stegosaurus was as aerodynamic as a brick, but one writer thought the prickly dinosaur used its huge plates for gliding
May 30, 2012 | By Brian Switek
An almost certainly poached tyrannosaur skeleton kicks off a legal dispute over Mongolia's fossil heritage
May 22, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Seventy-five years later, opinions still vary on what caused the airship to explode so suddenly
May 10, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A Victorian-era naturalist thought he'd found a new kind of dinosaur, and he threw a fit when other naturalists disagreed
May 08, 2012 | By Brian Switek