paleontology

marsupial lion

Australia's Ancient 'Marsupial Lion' Was Absolutely Terrifying

Scientists reconstructed the first full skeleton of the marsupial lion, which was like a lion, koala, and Tasmanian devil wrapped up in a bodyslam.
Becky Ferreira
12.13.18
dinosaurs

What This Rare Skull Tells Us About Dinosaur Parenting

Some dinosaurs nurtured their offspring, but Diplodocus kids were likely left to fend for themselves as soon as they hatched.
Becky Ferreira
10.11.18
Dino Crime

The Bizarre True Crime Story Surrounding a ‘Big Sexy Dinosaur’

Motherboard talks to Paige Williams, author of The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy.
Becky Ferreira
9.11.18
HOTY2017

The Paleontologist Who Finds Anthropocene Insights in the Dinosaur Age

Steve Brusatte explains how these spectacular bygone animals shaped our present, and how they can inform our future.
Becky Ferreira
12.4.17
Extinct Predators

This Extinct Wolf-Sized Otter Demolished Prey With Its Forceful Bite

This 110-pound otter that lived 6 million years ago had a powerful bite, and was likely a top predator.
Becky Ferreira
11.9.17
embryos

A 200-Million-Year Old Display Fossil Turns Out to Be a Rare Pregnant Specimen

The pregnant ocean predator from the Jurassic is the largest of her kind.
Becky Ferreira
8.28.17
life finds a way

Tyrannosaurus Rex Would Break Its Own Legs if It Chased Jeff Goldblum IRL

Two independent studies show that the king of the dinosaurs was much slower than we thought.
Becky Ferreira
7.18.17
what is this

This Jurassic Predator Had the Body of a Crocodile and the Teeth of a T. Rex

The Mahajanga Basin produces yet another evolutionary weirdo.
Becky Ferreira
7.4.17
magic mushrooms

Researchers Have Found a 115 Million Year Old Mushroom

It’s the oldest mushroom in the world.
Kate Lunau
6.7.17
Gatekeeper of Gozer

This Newly Found Dinosaur Is Named For Zuul From ‘Ghostbusters’

There is no Dana, only Zuul.
Lisa Cumming
5.9.17
Tyrannosaur Faces

Tyrannosaur Snouts May Have Been More Sensitive Than Human Fingertips

Tyrannosaurs may have used their snouts to capture prey and affectionately nuzzle each other.
Becky Ferreira
3.30.17
trapped in amber

New Species of Extinct Damselfly Was Trying to Get Lucky When It Died

The amber mines of northern Myanmar produce yet another amazing time capsule to the past.
Becky Ferreira
3.20.17
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