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new dinosaur found

A gem hunter accidentally discovered a new dinosaur species

June 4th, 2019

Gem hunters and paleontologists have a lot in common. Both spend a lot of time sifting through dirt and rock in the hopes of finding things that have been hidden for countless years and every so often their tireless quests overlap. Bob Foster, an Australian gem hunter, knows this better than most, and he’s just …

saber-toothed cat

Ancient saber-toothed cats could crush a skull with their teeth

June 3rd, 2019

If you were transported back in time some 100,000 years there’s a good chance you’d run into any number of creatures that could rapidly end your life. One of those species was the saber-toothed cat, and while we may never know how aggressive the big felines would have been towards a human, new research tells …

fossilized fish

Newly-discovered fossilized school of fish is like a snapshot in time

May 30th, 2019

Finding a single fossil of an animal that died some 50 million years ago is cool. Finding two? That’s just plain awesome. But what about finding 259 of them at once? Well, there just isn’t a word in the English language to describe that level of greatness. That’s exactly what researchers from Arizona State University …

new tyrannosaur

Newly discovered Tyrannosaur species was just a little fella

February 22nd, 2019

The Tyrannosaurus rex may have been one of the mightiest beasts to roam the ancient Earth — though whether he was more of a scavenger than a predator has been the topic of much debate — but Rex might have never existed at all if not for his much smaller predecessors. A newly discovered species …