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September 29, 2016


A mosquito fossilized in Amber

Insects May Have Killed Dinosaurs

Malaria has existed in insects for at least 100 million years.

August 19, 2016


Comet Hale Bop

Is the Force of Gravity Increasing?

Is the force of gravity increasing? Find out on this Moment of Science.

August 5, 2016


A Goose looking down in the grass showing his teeth

Bird Teeth

Do birds have teeth? Not anymore, but they once did, when they were more similar to dinosaurs.

June 28, 2016


komodo dragon with tongue out

Are Dragons Real?

Dragon myths were inspired by dinosaur fossils and oversized reptiles.

March 11, 2016


scaly reptile skin

Bunostegos: Upright on All Fours

What prehistoric reptile had a knobby head, body armor, and walked on all fours like a cow?

October 19, 2015


amber stone under microscope

Ancient Feathers in Amber

Archaeologists discover dinosaur feathers preserved in amber, confirming once and for all feathery dino theories.

August 27, 2015



How Did It Swim?

Now extinct, plesiosaurs were predatory creatures that haunted the deep seas.

July 3, 2015


giraffe near city skyline

How Long‑Necked Dinosaurs Drank

Long-necked creatures like giraffes have special hearts, arteries and vessels to keep healthy blood flow to and from the brain, despite their long journey.

February 12, 2015


fossilized feces

Fossilized Poop

Fossilized animal poop provides a key to unlocking the mysteries surrounding the lives of extinct and elusive animals.

September 15, 2014


feathered 3-D representation of Velociraptor from the Australian Museum, Sydney

Velociraptor: Fact and Fiction

The Velociraptor wasn't nearly as big and scary as in the movie Jurassic Park, but it was just as deadly.

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