- Teen Pregnancies In T-Rex
Dinosaurs had pregnancies as early as age 8, far before they reached their maximum adult size, a new study finds. Researchers at Ohio University and University of California at Berkeley have found medullary bone – the same tissue that allows birds to devel ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2008 - 6:05pm
- Mass Extinction: The 30 Million Year Recovery
New research by Professor Michael Benton and our own Sarda Sahney at the University of Bristol indicate in a Proceedings of the Royal Society B paper that specialized animals forming complex ecosystems, with high biodiversity, complex food webs and a varie ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 18 2008 - 10:58am
- The Rocks Versus Clocks Debate: When Did Modern Birds Exist?
Paleontologists, who use estimates based on the fossil record, and scientists who use "molecular clock" methods to study evolutionary history, have never agreed on when modern birds came into existence, because they have had conflicting results. ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2008 - 6:54pm
- Giant Dinosaurs Should Not Have Existed- Simulated Digestion Explains How They Did
Scientists from the University of Bonn are researching which plants giant dinosaurs could have lived off more than 100 million years ago in order to find out how they were able to become as large as they did. Such gigantic animals should not have existed. ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 7 2008 - 2:04am
- Thecodontosaurus, The Bristol Dinosaur, Was An Island Hopper
The celebrated Bristol Dinosaur, Thecodontosaurus, has been shown to live on subtropical islands around Bristol, instead of in a desert on the mainland as previously thought. This new research could explain the dinosaur’s small size (2 m) in relation to it ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2008 - 11:33pm
- MEDE-SE AOS PALMOS- Nemicolopterus
Com uma envergadura dos membros anteriores de 25 cm (contra os quase 10 metros do Quetzalcoatlus), o novo pterossáurio chinês é um extremo, na sua pequenez, da variedade de formas de répteis gigantes do mesozóico. ...
Article - Luis Azevedo Rodr... - Feb 12 2008 - 9:13am
- Velafrons Coahuilensis Discovery Gives New Insights Into Ancient Life On West America
A new species of dinosaur unearthed in Mexico is giving scientists fresh insights into the ancient history of western North America, according to an international research team led by scientists from the Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2008 - 1:51pm
- Fossils Show Effects Of Ancient Climate Change On Insects
Insects will feast and leafy plants will suffer if temperatures warm and atmospheric carbon dioxide increases, according to a team of researchers who studied evidence of insect feeding on fossil leaves from before, during and after the Paleocene-Eocene The ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 14 2008 - 6:30am
- Sem Radar? Onychonycteris Finneyi
Nancy Simmons, do American Museum of Natural History, e restante equipa que publicou a descoberta na revista Nature, avançam que a nova espécie de morcego- Onychonycteris finneyi- ainda não possuiria a capacidade de eco-localização, ou seja, o típico &quo ...
Article - Luis Azevedo Rodr... - Feb 13 2008 - 3:37pm
- Eocarcharia And Kryptops: New Dinosaur Duo From Sahara Ate Like Hyenas, Sharks
Two new 110 million-year-old dinosaurs unearthed in the Sahara Desert highlight the unusual meat-eaters that prowled southern continents during the Cretaceous Period. Named Kryptops and Eocarcharia in a paper appearing this month in the scientific journal ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 14 2008 - 2:44pm