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Dinosaurs

Well-preserved dinosaur was witness to a scary past

The dinosaur is believed to be 110 million years old and could be a new species.

Could asteroids bombard the Earth to cause a mass extinction in 10 million years?

Are showers of asteroids to blame for regular extinction events? If so, we might be able to predict and even prevent asteroids causing mass extinctions in the future.

Dinosaur colours and surroundings recreated from fossils

Fossilised colours breathe new life into theories on how and where dinosaurs lived.

Shelved fossil was a Svalbard jewel

The fossil was originally found on Spitzbergen, the largest island of Svalbard, in 1962. Fifty years later it was rediscovered amongst uncatalogued material in the storage shelves of the University of Oslo’s Natural History Museum.

Northern carnivorous dinosaur was a vegetarian

An overlooked clue preserved in 123 million-year-old sandstone deposits debunks the belief that meat-eating dinosaurs roamed the island archipelago of Svalbard

Scientists discover flower seeds from the dinosaur era

The seeds are believed to be those of the very first flowering plants on Earth, making them 110 to 125 million years old.

What 142 million year old footprints reveal about dinosaur behaviour

Two sets of fossilized dinosaur footprints on a beach in Germany provide insights into the ancient giants' behaviour.

New feathered dinosaur species found in China

Scientists discover new species of dinosaur that once roamed the Asian continent.

Why dinosaurs avoided the equator for 30 million years

Researchers have discovered why it took the dinosaurs 30 million years to capture the equator.

Science has always been driven by money

New project seeks to uncover the influence that money has had on history’s great scientific discoveries.

Teachers can help nip mental illness in the bud

Young people who are struggling sometimes conceal these troubles from their families. Teachers have a better chance catching the first signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents, according to a new Norwegian study.