This Gigantic Ancient Kangaroo Didn't Hop — It Actually Walked

For millions of years there lived a rather large species of kangaroo in Australia called sthenurines. Weighing in at 550 pounds and featuring a 6'6" frame, these Pleistocene creatures must have been an awesome site — an animal made all the more remarkable by virtue of the fact that they walked around on their feet… » 10/16/14 6:20am 10/16/14 6:20am

Haunting Cave Paintings in Indonesia Are the Oldest in the World

This stencil of a graceful, outstretched hand was discovered in a cave on an Indonesian island. And now we know that it's more than 39,900 years old. That makes it the oldest painting in the world, at least so far, and shows that humans in Asia developed symbolic expression at the same time as humans in Europe. » 10/08/14 1:30pm 10/08/14 1:30pm

New Evidence That Aquatic And Land-Based Archosaurs Fought One Another

During the Late Triassic, some huge reptiles lived on land, others lived in the water, and it's long been believed that they didn't typically interact with one another. But the discovery of a tooth lodged in a 220-million-year-old thighbone reveals that two prehistoric carnivores frequently skirmished across their… » 9/29/14 9:20am 9/29/14 9:20am

This Dinosaur Tricycle Kills State-Funded Religious Education

Artist Markus Moestue made headlines recently by pedaling across Norway's bible belt (a term describing the Southern and Western parts of Norway, apparently) on a hand crafted dino-trike – a tour he undertook in protest "against the dogmatic religious education of children" in state schools. See now this raptor-tastic… » 9/10/14 10:30am 9/10/14 10:30am

This Dinosaur Babysitting Session Didn't End Well

Babysitting isn't a human invention: roughly 3% of mammal species, and 8-9% of modern bird species, involve individuals other than the parents in raising the young. And this fossil nest, found in the Cretaceous rocks of Liaoning Province, China, might be the first known example of dinosaur babysitting. » 9/05/14 1:31pm 9/05/14 1:31pm

The Lady-Scientist Lego Set Is Now Available!

After much anticipation, and more than a little prodding, Lego has added three female researchers to its cadre of scientific minifigs. The "Reseach Institute" playset features an astronomer, a paleontologist and a chemist, and a range of badass accoutrements (like Lego dinosaur fossils!) specific to each specialty. » 8/02/14 11:00am 8/02/14 11:00am