Fossil lore says 19th century naturalist T.H. Huxley realized that birds were dinosaurs when he carved into a Christmas turkey, but what really happened?
December 22, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Paleontologist Edward Hitchcock was one of the first dinosaur track experts, but why did he insist that birds left the footprints?
December 19, 2011 | By Brian Switek
If any dinosaur has a tortured history, it's the giant predator Saurophaganax
December 16, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Cambridge University is digitizing its collection of works by Newton and other revolutionary scientists of the past
December 14, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
It's not just science fiction—dinosaurs have already been in space twice
December 12, 2011 | By Brian Switek
A decade before The Lost World debuted, one science fiction writer beat Arthur Conan Doyle to the dinosaurian punch.
December 08, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Back when tyrannosaurs were new to science, paleontologist Lawrence Lambe cast them as bumbling scavengers that ate rotten flesh
December 01, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Is "Nanotyrannus" a small-bodied tyrannosaur, a juvenile of some unknown species, or a young Tyrannosaurus rex?
November 08, 2011 | By Brian Switek
A new play explains how despite the many challenges, the famous scientist didn’t stop trailblazing after her first Nobel
November 03, 2011 | By Casey Rentz
Albert Einstein called Emmy Noether a "creative mathematical genius"
October 07, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
There are 200 million European starlings in North America, and they are a menace
October 04, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
This rare and dangerous element, discovered by Marie Curie, is found in cigarettes and was used to poison an ex-KGB agent
October 03, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
The pioneering physicist's dedication to science made it difficult for outsiders to understand her, but a century after her second Nobel prize, she gets a second look
October 2011 | By Julie Des Jardins
Before Marie Curie, these women dedicated their lives to science and made significant advances
September 20, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
In 185 A.D., someone in China looked up in the night sky and saw a new star
September 06, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
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
Katharine Hepburn's Connecticut beach house and 8,900 other homes were swept into the sea
August 25, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
A Smithsonian geologist offers her expertise on the seismic event that shook much of the mid-Atlantic this week
August 24, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
Mounting a full dinosaur skeleton, some paleontologists believed, had more to do with art and architecture than with science
August 15, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Can scientists stop white-nose syndrome, a new disease that is killing bats in catastrophic numbers?
August 2011 | By Michelle Nijhuis