Scientists Just Dug Up A Rare 2,500lb Skull Of The Most Terrifying Dinosaur Ever To Walk The Earth

It’s the last day of a seven-day stint working on the Hell Creek Project, and participants Jason Love and Luke Tufts are not professional archaeologists. In fact, they’re just volunteers, and their part in this mission to explore the region’s prehistoric past has come about purely as the result of their amateur enthusiasm. However, they’re about to make a …

Workers Found These Creatures Frozen In The Siberian Ice. Now Scientists Are Doing The Incredible

One summer’s day in 2015, contractor Yakov Androsov was exploring the Sakha Republic’s remote Siberian landscapes in eastern Russia, on the hunt for mammoth tusks. Little did he know, however, that he would stumble across something that was, at first sight, frankly unbelievable. But then Siberia is an especially important region for paleontologists. After all, …

Did T. Rex Have Feathers Too?

Photo: Brian Choo (Courtesy of Dr. Corwin Sullivan) It’s an exciting time to be a paleontologist. More and more new discoveries are changing the way we perceive the prehistoric behemoths that dominated the earth for over 100 million years. That some dinosaurs were feathered is now beyond dispute, but this specialization has been thought to …

Ammonite: The Animal that Transforms into a Gemstone

Photo: Different Seasons Jewelry More than 65 million years ago lived a squid like animal in the deep oceans. This was an animal called ammonite, it had a thin shell that with polishing becomes one of the rarest gemstones on earth. Ammolite is made from the fossilized remains of these shells, brought to light after …