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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.
Image of the Day: 99-Million-Year-Old Blood Sucker
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 13, 2017
Scientists have found the oldest known specimen of a blood-sucking insect together with the remains of its host.
Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Discovered in China
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2017
The fossil booty includes some eggs with embryo remains inside, and points to group nests involving long-term parental care.
Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem
David Moscato | Sep 8, 2017
High-profile cases of poached fossils shine a light on the black market for paleontological specimens—and how scientists and governments are trying to stop it.
From Smugglers to Scientists: New Dino Species Described
Erin Hare | May 9, 2017
The infamous "Baby Louie" embryo is a giant oviraptorosaur fossil from China that resembled a gargantuan bird.
Two New Dinosaur Species Identified
Diana Kwon | May 3, 2017
Palaeontologists report their findings of
, a new sauropod, and
, a small feathered dinosaur.
Dinosaur Phylogenetic Tree Shake-Up
Jef Akst | Mar 24, 2017
An analysis of 74 dinosaur species leads a group of researchers to reorganize the extinct animals’ evolutionary history.
Long Egg Incubations May Have Doomed the Dinosaurs
Diana Kwon | Jan 5, 2017
An investigation of fossilized teeth reveals that some dinosaurs took more than six months to hatch, hindering their abilities to procreate quickly and efficiently.