The fictional Sherlock Holmes could read footprints — in soil, snow, carpet, dust and even blood. Researchers today are similarly using tracks caught in stone — plus a robot — to recreate a creature that lived 300 million years ago.
By Vicky Stein
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, this self-taught paleontologist has been looking for dinosaurs in creek beds and rivers for more than 30 years, and has become something of a legend in the field. Then, outside a NASA…
By Pamela Kirkland
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a childhood love of prehistoric creatures inspired a unique and prolific career for artist Julius Csotonyi, who uses his skills to bring fossilized bones back to life.
By PBS NewsHour
Tyrannosaurus rex, the behemoth king of the late ages of the dinosaurs, grew its brain before its noteworthy body. That’s according to scientists at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, who today unveiled the fossils for a new species…
By Nsikan Akpan
The biggest creature to ever walk the surface of the earth invaded New York City’s American Museum of Natural History on Friday—a dinosaur species so new that it hasn’t even been named, with a skeleton so big that it doesn’t…
By Justin Scuiletti
This summer’s blockbuster “Jurassic World” ruffled the feathers of many a paleontologist when the movie’s depiction of several dinosaurs, namely the ferocious Velociraptor, lacked, well, feathers.
By Colleen Shalby
On Sunday, 43 fossilized dinosaur eggs were discovered in the city of Heyuan, located in the Guandong province of China.
By Justin Scuiletti
After more than a century of extinction in the scientific community, the name Brontosaurus may be ready to return to the ranks of its dinosaur brethren.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
A baby stegosaurus' first steps 150 million years ago can now be modeled in 3D with a few clicks on a camera phone. The technology makes studying dinosaur footprints cheap and easy.
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