New Buck Toothed Dinosaur Discovered

Photo: Jeffrey Martz Daemonosaurus chauliodus, the dinosaur pictured, was named because of its buck teeth, but more importantly is a new species that bridges an evolutionary gap between two types of dinosaurs. The oldest dinosaurs walked on their hind legs and lived 230 million years ago, while later theropod dinosaurs survived through the Jurassic epoch. …

New Species of Huge Carnivorous Dinosaur Discovered in China

Photo: (Image Creator) Robert Nicholls ©Artist’s illustration: Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, means ‘Tyrant from Zhucheng’ A new huge species of theropod dinosaur, comparable with the Tyrannosaurus Rex in size and scale, has been identified by scientists in China. It has been named Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, because its bones and fossil skull were found in the city of Zhucheng …

The Vegetarian Saber-Toothed Dinosaur!

Photo: Eurekalert Tiarajudens eccentricus is the name of a newly discovered dinosaur whose fossil was found in Brazil. It has teeth that look as if they have been replaced, but backwards, as well as two long canines like a saber-toothed tiger’s. Add the fact that it was a vegetarian, so really shouldn’t have needed those …

525 Million-Year-Old Fossil Discovered in China

Photo: Professor Derek Siveter, Oxford UniversityThis is the entire 525 million-year-old hemichordate Researchers working near Yunnan in China have found a 525 million-year-old fossil that belongs to a primitive group of sea creatures which had tentacles and lived in hard tubes. This is the first time that the whole fossil, including the organism’s soft tissue, …

How the Human Penis Lost its Spines

Photo: Johanna RönnThe Callosobruchus analis beetle’s penis is covered with spines from base to tip Somewhere between 7 million years ago – when we split from chimpanzees on our evolutionary journey – and 800,000 years ago – when we split from Neanderthals – humans lost the spines that chimps and many other animals have on …