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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.
Study: Dinosaurs Lost Teeth, Grew Bird-Like Beaks
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 28, 2016
Fossil analysis suggests members of at least one dinosaur species started out with full sets of teeth, only to lose them in adulthood and develop beaks instead.
Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 11, 2016
The first-of-its-kind sample includes both vertebral segments and feathers.
Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Found
Joshua A. Krisch | Oct 31, 2016
Prehistoric soft tissue can be hard to come by. The preserved remains of dinosaur brains have long remained elusive—until now.