• What to do if you find fossils or artefacts

    A new website offers some ideas.

    Six years ago, grazier Robert Hacon was driving around his cattle property in outback Queensland when he drove over w...

    Palaeontology October 13, 2021
  • Arctic dinosaur ‘nursery’ discovered

    Scientists find bones and teeth from baby arctic dinosaurs, suggesting dinosaurs were actually wa...

    Life in the Arctic is tough: brutal winds, freezing temperatures and months of utter darkness. For a long time, palae...

    History June 25, 2021
  • Monkeydactyl: the new pterosaur with the oldest opposable thumbs

    Newly discovered flying pterosaur found to have the oldest truly opposable thumbs.

    It flew through the skies on metre-wide wings, but this newly discovered, 160-million-year-old pterosaur shared an un...

    History April 13, 2021
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    Stray stories from last week to brighten your Monday.

    New dinosaur named ‘the one who causes fear’ The discovery of a new dinosaur has been published in the Journal of ...

    Animals April 5, 2021
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    How to hunt fossils responsibly

    5 tips from a professional palaeontologist.

    By Kailah Thorn, EdCC Earth Science Museum Curator, University of Western Australia Many of us, at some point or a...

    Features March 27, 2021
  • How a baby T-Rex bites

    Researchers use 3D modelling to examine the jaws of different-sized tyrannosaurs.

    Finite element analysis results for an adult Tyrannosaurus rex (FMNH PR 2081) jaw demonstrating a range of biting str...

    History March 10, 2021
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    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Last week featured a wide range of animal stories that either made us smile or have a little giggle. We’ve rounded th...

    Animals January 25, 2021
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    Odd jobs: paleodermatologist

    Looking skin deep can provide new discoveries, at least in this vanguard field of research.

    All manner of unusual jobs exist in science, but perhaps one of the most remarkable is the expertise of Phil Bell, of...

    Features January 14, 2021
  • How pterosaurs flew and what they ate

    More insights into the great lizards of the sky.

    Two new studies have uncovered details about how pterosaurs – the winged cousins of dinosaurs – evolved to become dea...

    Evolution October 29, 2020
  • Have wings will glide – at best

    Two small dinosaurs struggled in the air, analysis suggests.

    Just having wings doesn’t mean you can fly. Yi qi and Ambopteryx longibrachium, it seems, were barely able to glide. ...

    History October 24, 2020
  • Conversation

    So, how do you weigh a dinosaur?

    Turns out there are two ways and they’re both right.

    The most emblematic feature of dinosaurs is their body size. Some dinosaurs reached enormous sizes during the Mesozoi...

    Features September 3, 2020
  • Soft-shelled eggs from dinosaurs and Antarctica

    They’re big, and they may change our thinking.

    It’s a big day for big egg stories – as in both the eggs and the stories are big. In separate papers in the journa...

    History June 18, 2020
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