Dinosaur's temperature sheds light on evolution
Dinosaurs were neither warm nor cold-blooded.
Were dinosaurs cold or warm-blooded? For 150 years, palaeontologists have argued the point. Now a new piece of eviden...
Giant prehistoric shark's teeth wash up on beach
Teeth of the megalodon washed up on beach in North Carolina.
Teeth of a giant prehistoric shark, buried on the ocean floor for millions of years, have been washing up on a beach ...
Did tooth enamel evolve from fish scales?
Found an enamel coating the scales of fossilised bony fish.
The enamel that protects our teeth may have evolved from the scales of ancient fish, a new study published in the jou...
New duck-billed dinosaur
Found in Alaska’s Arctic region.
https://youtu.be/gDuHMOxaU20 A plant-eating dinosaur uncovered in northern Alaska has been found to be a distinc...
From the vault: Blast from the past
Cosmos takes a look back at some of our most popular articles.
This week, Cosmos dug up a few pieces much older than our vault – articles on ancient fossils that made some big impr...
The great dinosaur fossil hoax
An unprecedented gold rush of feathered dinosaur “fossils”?
National Geographic’s senior editor Christopher Sloan had seen a feathered dinosaur fossil or two. But the specimen h...
Newly discovered dinosaur
A ‘fluffy feathered poodle from hell’.
North-eastern China continues to amaze scientists with its rich treasure trove of feathered dinosaur fossils. The lat...
The diet that helped us defeat Neanderthals
Key to modern humans sweeping the Neanderthals from Europe.
A diet of rabbit meat may have been the key to modern humans sweeping the Neanderthals from Europe and becoming the d...
Measuring the sixth mass extinction
Claims that Earth is on the brink of a sixth mass extinction.
The Earth teeters on the edge of a sixth mass extinction – or so a recent study published in Science Advances has cla...
The big five mass extinctions
Mass extinctions where more than 75% of the species disappear!
Biologists suspect we’re living through the sixth major mass extinction. Earth has witnessed five mass extinctions wh...
Sabre-toothed cat's teeth growth rate
Growth rate is twice as fast as lions.
The terrifying, dagger-like teeth of the sabre-toothed cat Smilodon fatal is grew at twice the rate of those of moder...
New dinosaur discovered in South Africa
200 million year old dinosaur called Sefapanosaurus.
South African and Argentinian palaeontologists have discovered a new 200 million year old dinosaur from South Africa,...