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Humans are Making Mammals Return to the Night Life
Ashley Yeager | Jun 14, 2018
While shifts in behavior could help wildlife and people coexist, they might also affect the animals’ survival.
Life Reemerged Just Years After Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact
Ashley Yeager | May 30, 2018
Nutrient-rich water helped marine organisms reinhabit Chicxulub crater relatively quickly after the mass-extinction event.
Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 24, 2018
A mass extinction event from an asteroid hitting Earth wiped out forests and, concurrently, tree-dwelling birds.
Image of the Day: Bird Braincase
Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 4, 2018
Newly discovered fossils shed light on the structure of the feeding apparatus of ancient seabirds.
Image of the Day: Dino Tracks
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 12, 2018
A combination of analysis techniques including 3-D models and false-color depth maps allow researchers to study tridactyl dinosaur tracks in Switzerland.
Dinosaur Footprints Give Clues to Middle Jurassic
Ashley Yeager | Apr 3, 2018
One hundred seventy million years ago, sauropods and theropods trekked across what is now Scotland’s Isle of Skye.
Probably Flew Like a Pheasant
Ashley Yeager | Mar 13, 2018
High-tech imaging of the Jurassic creature’s humerus and ulna bones reveals it flapped its wings to evade predators.
Paleoproteomics Opens a Window into the Past
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2018
Researchers are looking to proteins to explore the biology of ancient organisms, from medieval humans all the way back to dinosaurs.
Infographic: From Sediments to Sequences
Catherine Offord | Feb 28, 2018
How to analyze ancient proteins
Image of the Day: Sea Dinosaur
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 15, 2017
Palaeontologists have discovered the oldest fossil evidence to date for small, stiff-necked, sea-dwelling reptiles.