Paleontology discoveries since 2005
By: Michael Thal
Imagine a land filled with tall trees and lush green ferns. An abundance of rivers reflect sunlight in a sky with billowy clouds. That was the home of dinosaurs 110 million years ago. Today, that land is known as "Gadoufaoua," part of the Sahara...
What are Trilobites?
By: Rick Bavera
Trilobites were interesting creatures known as arthropods that came in a wide variety of sizes and species. They existed and became extinct before the dinosaurs were around, more than 250 million years ago during the Paleozoic Era. Trilobites appeared about 520 million years ago in...
Tyrannosaurus rex: Hunter or scavenger
By: Patrick Sysiong
Many speculated that Tyrannosaurus Rex couldn't have chased down its prey because it was possibly too slow. Paleontologists made this speculation because T-Rex's leg seemed relatively small compared to its body size. Many others believed that T-Rex couldn't have been the ultimate predator because it...
Primordial Soup and the Origins of Man
By: Ryan Robert Hallett
Any scientific model is just an approximation of the truth, and as it stands, the theory that life evolved from a melange of its most basic components, out of a so-called "primordial soup", is a pretty good one. For starters, it is a logical introduction...
Ways of assessing dinosaur behavior
By: Megan Worley
Ways of Assessing Dinosaur BehaviorIt is possible to tell general things about Dinosaur behavior from the remains that have been left behind. Bones that are close in makeup to the animals living today can provide scientists with the ability to compare what they know about...
Ways of assessing dinosaur behavior
By: Brenda Nelson
Paleobiology is the division of paleontology that deals with fossil animals as living beings. Among other things, it is their job to determine how these prehistoric animals behaved. These scientists only have a few clues to work with, fossils being the most important, but they...
By: Jane Allyson
Fossils are amazing time capsules holding information that can be read from an era spanning many millions of years.By the time we are able to hold this excavated jewel in our hands, the sample has undergone a complicated process that basically turns the biological...
Ways that information about dinosaurs is discovered
By: Brenda Nelson
There are several ways paleontologists, and paleobiologists, learn about what dinosaurs looked like and how they behaved. Oddly enough a lot of it begins as guess work, then ruled down through trial and error, comparing finds with animals we know of today, until a conclusion...
Theories on how dinosaurs became extinct
By: James Johnson
Dinosaurs are those fascinating creatures that every small child loves, and which stirs the imagination of old and young alike. The last large mass of dinosaurs became extinct around 65 million years ago, give or take a few eons. How and why did they "suddenly...
Similarities between dinosaurs and birds
By: Brenda Nelson
Not all dinosaurs have obvious similarities to birds, but for those that do, the similarities are not only frightening, but suggest that dinosaurs evolved into modern day birds. While many scientists now support this theory, creationists are pushing hard against it. Either way, the similarities...

 

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