Geologic ErasGeologic eras measure the story of Earth in spans of time—Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic—determined by major geologic events and independent of human history
Preserved in stone, a set of ancient insect wings are “chirping” once again thanks to the work of entomologists
January 2013 | By Brian Switek
Were enigmatic, 230-million-year-old burrows created by dinosaurs?
December 12, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Claw Shapes: A Glimpse Into the Lifestyle of Raptors?
December 07, 2012 | By Brian Switek
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 fragmentary skeleton pins the emergence of dinosaurs more than 10 million years earlier than previously thought
December 05, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Were these Late Cretaceous dinosaurs just the culmination of an evolutionary trend towards ever-larger body size or was something else at work?
November 29, 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
Were extra-thick hides the secret to why paleontologists have found so much fossilized hadrosaur skin?
November 21, 2012 | By Brian Switek
When did dinosaurs start to become giants? Enigmatic bone fragments found in England complicate the debate
November 20, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Though not as famous as other huge dinosaurs, Futalognkosaurus is the most complete giant sauropod ever found
November 19, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Slender limb bones found in Argentina give away a new species of tiny dinosaur
November 16, 2012 | By Brian Switek
New dinosaurs are always cause for excitement, but the real joy of paleontology is investigating dinosaur lives
November 15, 2012 | By Brian Switek
The recently discovered Eotriceratops might yield important clues about how the famous Triceratops evolved
November 12, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Canadian researchers found the horned dinosaur hiding in storage
November 09, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Paleontologists uncover a new look for one of Cretaceous Utah's most common dinosaurs, Eolambia
November 08, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Jaws once thought to be from Megalosaurus belong instead to this little-known species
November 06, 2012 | By Brian Switek
A bizarre skull fragment hints at a new species of giant predatory dinosaur from Morocco
November 02, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Dinosaurs undoubtedly slipped and fell. But did they leave any evidence of their mishaps in the fossil record?
November 01, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Deinosuchus, an enormous alliagtoroid, undoubtedly gave dinosaurs much to fear
October 31, 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