Extinction

Did egg-laying spell doom for non-avian dinosaurs, such as this crispy Troodon at the San Diego Natural History Museum?

How Eggs Shaped Dinosaur Evolution

Eggs may have been the secret to dinosaur success, but did they also lead to the dinosaurs' doom?

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Dinosaurs From Space!

Might there be advanced, hyper-intelligent dinosaurs on other planets?

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Dinosaur Deep Freeze

An animated short suggests dinosaurs died out for want of winter coats

A restoration of the Cretaceous snake Sanajeh about to gulp down a baby sauropod.

Scrambled Eggs and the Demise of the Dinosaurs

Did egg-eating lizards and snakes contribute to the dinosaurs' extinction?

Triceratops was one of the last dinosaurs. What would the descendents of this ceratopsid look like if they were alive today?

The Dinosaurs That Never Were

If the non-avian dinosaurs hadn't died out 65 million years ago, what would they look like today?

Tyrannosaurus faces off against Triceratops at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Some early 20th century paleontologists thought the size and weapons of these creatures indicated that dinosaurs were degenerates due for extinction.

The Way of the Dinosaur

"Going the way of the dinosaur" is a popular phrase, but one drawn from bizarre 20th century ideas that dinosaurs were due for an extinction

A reconstruction of Gigantopithecus

Did Bigfoot Really Exist? How Gigantopithecus Became Extinct

Dental, dietary and environmental clues help explain why the world's largest ape vanished

A cast of the sauropod Diplodocus at the Utah Field House of Natural History in Vernal, Utah. Our current understanding of sauropods like this differs greatly from hypothetical restorations of "living dinosaurs" in Africa.

Living Sauropods? No Way

Dinosaurs have long been rumored to still survive in the Congo Basin, but is there any truth to the tall tales?

Artist Donald E. Davis' depiction of the asteroid impact which played a critical role in the end-Cretaceous extinction.

Pixar Rewrites Dinosaur History

What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet and giant dinosaurs never went extinct?

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Will the Dinosaurs Return?

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Did Dinosaurs Die Out Because Males Couldn't Find a Date?

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What Killed Alaska's Dinosaurs?

Cave bears loomed large in the Cro-Magnon mind as shown in this Chauvet cave painting.

Fate of the Cave Bear

The lumbering beasts coexisted with the first humans for tens of thousands of years and then died off. Why?

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Remember the Alamosaurus

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Earth’s Worst Extinction May Have Been Key to Dinosaur Origins

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Get Fuzzy on the Extinction of the Dinosaurs

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The Dinosaurs of Industry

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Five Species Likely to Become Extinct in the Next 40 Years

Experts estimate that one-eighth of all bird species, one-fifth of mammal species and one-third of amphibian species are at risk

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The Dinosaurs Never Saw it Coming

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Tracking the Origin of Dinosaurs

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