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Image of the Day
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Abby Olena | Aug 16, 2018
A 99-million-year-old beetle preserved in amber alongside grains of pollen likely pollinated prehistoric plants.
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.
Image of the Day: Ancient Moth Wings
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 12, 2018
The 200-million-year-old fossils, the earliest found of lepidopterans, show characteristics of extant moths.
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: Messy Eater
Staff | Jul 6, 2017
The Jurassic predator
used its colossal, ragged teeth to rip through the muscles and bones of its prey.
Image of the Day: Wait For It
Staff | May 17, 2017
A current moved this prehistoric ammonite’s lifeless shell across the seafloor, producing an almost 28-foot-long fossilized scratch.