ErasEras are periods of time defined by geologic or historic events
The first case of stigmata—the appearance of marks or actual wounds like those Christ received during the Crucifixion—was recorded in 1224. Hundreds of cases have followed. But this phenomenon has not been fully explained.
November 18, 2011 | By Mike Dash
A newly discovered dinosaur from Brazil may give paleontologists a better understanding of what the ancestral dinosaur looked like
November 17, 2011 | By Brian Switek
The collected remains seem to represent an approximately 18-foot-long predator in a lower weight class than the giants living in the same environment
November 16, 2011 | By Brian Switek
According to a recent study, the cause of Australia's "Dinosaur Stampede" may have been more comedic than nightmarish
November 15, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Did a recently discovered pair of dinosaurs die at each other's throats?
November 10, 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
Following years of haggling over its provenance, a celebrated statue once identified as Aphrodite, has returned to Italy
November 2011 | By Ralph Frammolino
Was Torosaurus just an adult Triceratops? A poorly understood species may hold the key to the answer
October 24, 2011 | By Brian Switek
The discovery of a strange, crocodile-snouted dinosaur in England was the key to reconstructing one of the strangest groups of predatory dinosaurs ever
October 20, 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
In 1782, an unknown French engineer offered an invention better than radar: the ability to detect ships hundreds of miles away
October 13, 2011 | By Mike Dash
A new study finds that Tyrannosaurus truly had "thunder thighs." Juveniles were likely more agile than adults
October 13, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Many newly hatched sauropods were so diminutive that they could have stood in the palm of your hand. A new reconstruction goes on display this month
October 11, 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
For the better part of 200 years, thousands of female soldiers fought and died to expand the borders of their West African kingdom. Even their conquerors, the French, acknowledged their "prodigious bravery."
September 23, 2011 | By Mike Dash
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