ErasEras are periods of time defined by geologic or historic events
Within just a few years, three species of Styracosaurus were cut down to just one
March 02, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Was Torosaurus really just a grown-up Triceratops? A new paper says "no"
March 01, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Meet the mysterious small predators that set the stage for the later rise of more imposing tyrants
February 23, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Even the world's most formidable consumers eventually became food themselves
February 16, 2012 | By Brian Switek
From American art, history and culture, air and space technology, contemporary art, Asian art and any of the sciences from astronomy to zoology, we'll find an answer
February 07, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Did Velociraptor hunt under the cover of darkness?
February 03, 2012 | By Brian Switek
He was the barbarians' barbarian who called himself "the Scourge of God." But how did the terrible Attila command such loyalty—and why, in death, was he so mourned?
February 03, 2012 | By Mike Dash
Instead of a long, low duck bill, the beak of Tethyshadros was shaped like a snowplow and serrated. Why it had such a strange beak is a mystery
February 01, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Two thousand years before Picasso, artists in Egypt painted some of the most arresting portraits in the history of art
February 2012 | By Smithsonian Magazine
How did a heavily armored dinosaur wind up at the bottom of Alberta's Cretaceous sea?
January 30, 2012 | By Brian Switek
The "lay 'em and leave 'em" strategy might not have been the ancestral state for these dinosaurs
January 25, 2012 | By Brian Switek
The forelimbs of this animal look like an evolutionary joke
January 24, 2012 | By Brian Switek
The sauropod site may have resembled Yellowstone National Park, with geysers, hot springs and mud pots
January 23, 2012 | By Brian Switek
How many species of this rare, ornamented genus were there?
January 19, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Charles J. Guiteau said he wanted to kill President James A. Garfield "in an American manner." He passed up several opportunities before he thought the time was right.
January 17, 2012 | By Gilbert King
Parasaurolophus is one of the most perplexing dinosaurs - what did it use its huge crest for?
January 10, 2012 | By Brian Switek
January 2012 | By G. Wayne Clough
Paleontologists have found the bones of a new dinosaur with eggs nearby, but how do we know whether the bones and eggs go together?
December 21, 2011 | By Brian Switek
If any dinosaur has a tortured history, it's the giant predator Saurophaganax
December 16, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Should Nedoceratops and Torosaurus be sunk into Triceratops? The debate continues, and it's not just a bit of paleontological arcana
December 15, 2011 | By Brian Switek