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Dinosaur brains from baby to adult

(University of Bristol) New research by a University of Bristol palaeontology post-graduate student has revealed fresh insights into how the braincase of the dinosaur Psittacosaurus developed and how this tells us about its posture.

You and a ginkgo tree can help scientists study climate change

A ginkgo tree in Tokyo shows off its green summer foliage. (Photo: Blew_s/Shutterstock) Most of us can’t do much to stop climate change, but doing a little is still better than nothing. And along with the many lifestyle changes that…

Perseid meteor shower: What you need to know

The annual Perseid meteor shower, known for its prolific offering of “shooting stars,” is expected to be a bit muted in 2019. Unlike last year (shown below), when there were as many as 80 meteors per hour, the display will…

A new species of duck-billed dinosaur

Duck-billed dinosaurs – hadrosaurids – were common 80 million years ago. Now scientists have discovered a complete skull of a previously unknown species of hadrosaurid, which sported unusual skull and face features.

Newly discovered Labrador fossils give clues about ancient climate

(McGill University) The discovery of fossilized plants in Labrador, Canada, by a team of McGill directed paleontologists provides the first quantitative estimate of the area’s climate during the Cretaceous period, a time when the earth was dominated by dinosaurs.

11 surprising facts about Komodo dragons

1. Komodo dragons are originally from Australia While famous for being from the Indonesian island of Komodo and surrounding islands, the Komodo dragon started off in the Land Down Under. According to fossil records, Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) moved out…

What to see in the night sky in August

Welcome to August, a month defined by loud cicadas, pool parties, humidity and children fretting about the impending return to school. When it comes to celestial happenings, however, there’s a decent list of distractions to pull you away from the…