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animal’s jaws

A Giant, Prehistoric Otter’s Surprisingly Powerful Bite

A massive, wolf-sized otter that lived about 6 million years ago may have been a dominant predator in its time, according to a new...
tyrannosaur

Newly Discovered Tyrannosaur Fossil Represents the Most Complete Found in the...

A remarkable new fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in the Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) in southern Utah was...
volcanoes

Big, Bad, Martian Volcanoes Unveiled

They are bigger, scarier and last longer. That's the conclusion of a team of scientists, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory cosmochemist Bill Cassata, about the...
fish

Size Not Important for Fish in the Largest Mass Extinction of...

However, researchers from the University of Bristol and the Chengdu Center of the China Geological Survey, have found that size played no role in...
Merelaniite

Merelaniite Named Mineral of the Year

The mineral was first noted by a teenage student and her father working with a Smithsonian mineralogist; to prove the mineral was truly new,...
dinosaurs

New Study Shakes the Roots of the Dinosaur Family Tree

This conclusion came as quite a shock since it ran counter to everything we'd learned Matthew Baron For 130 years palaeontologists have been working with a...