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dueling dinosaurs

Dueling T. rex and Triceratops are frozen in time, locked in battle

November 18th, 2020

The North Carolina Museum of Natural History will be putting a pair of “Dueling Dinosaurs” on display in 2022. The two creatures — a Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops — appear to have killed each other prior to their fossilization. It’s an incredibly rare discovery, and the T. rex fossil may be the only complete specimen …

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These mating flies have been doing the nasty for 41 million years

April 3rd, 2020

Mating flies frozen in time were found encased in amber for the past 41 million years.  The flies, still locked in their mating pose, were swallowed up by tree sap which then hardened into protective amber that preserved them and made it possible for paleontologists to study them.  The flies are just part of a …


Ancient ‘Wonderchicken’ fossil is oldest of modern birds

March 20th, 2020

Oldest-ever modern bird fossil found in Europe has been nicknamed the “Wonderchicken” due to its similarities between present-day chickens and ducks.  It’s believed that the species roamed the region as far back as one million years before the asteroid strike that triggered the death of most dinosaur species.  The fossil is helping scientists paint a …

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A day on Earth was a half-hour shorter just 70 million years ago

March 10th, 2020

A day on Earth was just 23.5 hours long, 70 million years ago.  Researchers discovered this by studying the growth rings of ancient mollusk fossils.  The findings could tell us more about or planet and its relationship with the Moon.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. A full day on Earth hasn’t always been 24 …

dinosaur prints

Dinosaur print mystery finally solved after half century

February 18th, 2020

Finding dinosaur footprints can be exciting for any scientist. Finding them in a unique place just adds to the fun, but when a set of fossilized footprints was spotted on the ceiling of a cave in Australia, it sparked a decades-long mystery that was only just recently solved. As HeritageDaily reports, the fossilized footprints were …

t rex skull holes

T. Rex skulls had built-in air conditioning

September 5th, 2019

When you look at a fossilized skull from the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex there are a few things you’ll immediately notice. For starters, it’s huge compared to the rest of its body, with almost cartoonish proportions. It’s also packed with massive, dagger-like teeth that could crush just about anything and, wait, what are those big holes …

cave bear extinction

Ancient cave bears were pushed to extinction by humans, not climate

August 16th, 2019

Cave bears no longer exist. They went extinct tens of thousands of years ago, and all we have left of the massive ancient creatures are fossils. Figuring exactly why they disappeared has proven to be a significant challenge for researchers, with some believing that a changing climate ultimately doomed the species. Now, a new study …