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Modest dinosaur dubbed 'harbinger of doom' set stage for T. rex

2 days ago from Reuters:Science

No one would ever look at the huge and ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex as an underdog. But its newly discovered evolutionary great uncle certainly was.

Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?

2 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago and the...

Scientists have new clues in the 66-million-year-old case of the dinosaurs' demise

2 days ago from LA Times - Science

It’s one of the greatest whodunits of all time: What killed the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of all other species on Earth? We never tire of the story of this...

Giant tortoise thought extinct is found on Galapagos

2 days ago from Physorg

Conservationists in the Galapagos Islands have found a giant tortoise from a species thought to have become extinct more than a century ago.

Origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird traced to Africa

2 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand's most mysterious giant flightless bird -- the now extinct adzebill -- showing that some of its closest living relatives are the...

Foxes were domesticated by humans in the Bronze Age

2 days ago from Science Daily

In the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, between the third and second millennium BC, a widespread funeral practice consisted in burying humans with animals. Scientists have discovered that both foxes...

The Real Dino Killer: A One–Two Punch

2 days ago from Scientific American

An asteroid impact and volcanoes acting together could have done in the beasts, new rock dates indicate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Mighty T. Rex Began As Cute, Deer-Size Dino

2 days ago from Live Science

Apex predator T. rex had very humble beginnings.

Dueling dates for a huge eruption reignite the debate over dinosaurs’ death

2 days ago from Sciencenews.org

New dating techniques for the Deccan Traps volcanic eruptions disagree on whether they were the main culprit in the dinosaurs’ demise.

U-Pb constraints on pulsed eruption of the Deccan Traps across the end-Cretaceous mass extinction

2 days ago from Science NOW

Temporal correlation between some continental flood basalt eruptions and mass extinctions has been proposed to indicate causality, with eruptive volatile release driving environmental degradation and extinction. We tested this model...

Last-minute lottery purchase earns man $1,000,000 jackpot

2 days ago from UPI

A New Jersey man who bought his lottery ticket at the last possible minute found it was perfect timing when he won a $1 million jackpot.

Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?

2 days ago from Physorg

UC Berkeley scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago...

Giant bee, once thought extinct, is found alive

2 days ago from CBSNews - Science

While the world's largest bee may seem horrifying, discoverers celebrated its survival

Watch: Man uses huge message to propose in downtown Chicago

2 days ago from UPI

A Chicago man's marriage proposal gained the attention of more than just his girlfriend when he spelled out the words in giant letters in a park.

Peter Tork, bassist for the Monkees, dead at 77

2 days ago from UPI

Peter Tork, a folk and blues musician who came to fame with the Monkees, died Thursday at age 77.

Chicago Police chief: Jussie Smollett's 'bogus' attack a 'slap in the face'

2 days ago from UPI

Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested Thursday on charges of falsely reporting to police he was the victim of a hate-crime attack in Chicago, investigators said.

Trilobites: Tiny Tyrannosaur Hints at How T. Rex Became King

2 days ago from NY Times Science

The deer-sized dinosaur preceded one of Earth’s most fearsome predators.

Earliest example of animal nest sharing revealed by scientists

2 days ago from Science Daily

An international team of scientists has shown that fossilized eggshells unearthed in western Romania represent the earliest known nest site shared by multiple animals.

Chicago PD superintendent: Jussie Smollett's 'bogus' attack a 'slap in the face'

2 days ago from UPI

Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested Thursday on charges of falsely reporting to police he was the victim of a hate-crime attack in Chicago, investigators said.

New species of tiny tyrannosaur foreshadows rise of T. rex

2 days ago from Science Daily

A newly discovered, diminutive -- by T. rex standards -- relative of the tyrant king of dinosaurs reveals crucial new information about when and how T. rex came to rule...

Look: Man dons 260 T-shirts to break Guinness record

2 days ago from UPI

An Ontario man donned 260 T-shirts at the same time to raise money for his children's school and break a Guinness World Record.

Half-a-billion-year-old weird wonder worm finally gets its place in the tree of life

2 days ago from Physorg

Amiskwia was originally described by the famous palaeontologist Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) in 1911 who compared it to the modern arrow worms (chaetognaths) - a group of ocean-dwelling worms that...

This Massive, Nightmare Bee Was Once Thought Extinct. Not Anymore.

2 days ago from Live Science

The world's biggest bee species has been feared extinct since it was last seen in 1981.

Brit Awards 2019: Beyonce, Jay Z honor Meghan Markle

2 days ago from UPI

Beyoncé and Jay Z paid tribute to Meghan Markle by accepting their Brit Award in front of a portrait of the duchess of Sussex.

Origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird traced to Africa

2 days ago from Physorg

Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand's most mysterious giant flightless bird – the now extinct adzebill – showing that some of its closest living relatives are the...

Teeny T. rex relative discovered in US

A newly discovered relative of T. rex stood just a metre or more tall at the hip, a study suggests.

World's biggest bee found alive

A giant bee, thought lost to science, has been re-discovered after decades thought lost to science.

A deer-sized ancestor shows how fast tyrannosaurs became giants

2 days ago from Sciencenews.org

A newly found dinosaur called Moros intrepidus fills a hole in the evolutionary history of tyrannosaurs, helping narrow when the group sized up.