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paleontology

dinosaur asteroid

Dino-killing asteroid crater almost immediately became a cradle of life

May 31st, 2018

When the asteroid that struck the present-day Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico reach the Earth it made life incredibly difficult for just about every living thing. Its far-reaching effects dramatically impacted plant life and destabilized the food chain in a way that many species just couldn’t recover from. With all that going on you’d expect life …

mother of lizards

Scientists discover ‘Mother of All Lizards’ in the Alps

May 31st, 2018

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what the Earth was like when massive beasts like the Tyrannosaurus rex freely roamed the land, but it can be even harder to go all the way to a time before dinosaurs were so fantastically dominant. There was planet Earth, ripe for habitation, with animal life still figuring out what …