75 million-year-old giant turtle`s bone from fossil discoveries assembled

Paleontologists have assembled a giant turtle`s bone from fossil discoveries made centuries apart.

100-million-year old amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants

Researchers have discovered a 100-million-year old piece of amber which reveals the oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant- a cluster of 18 tiny flowers from the Cretaceous Period.

Dinosaurs evolved beaks to aid feeding

Beaks evolved in some dinosaurs in order to stabilise their skulls while gobbling down food, scientists say.

Functional importance of dinosaur beaks revealed

Scientists used high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT scanning) and computer simulations to take a closer look at the dinosaur beaks.

New insights into evolution of Earth`s atmosphere

Atmospheric oxygen was considerably lower in Earth`s geological past than previously assumed, scientists have found.

Late Cretaceous Period may have been ice-free

A researcher has said that he has found proof suggesting that no ice sheet formed during the late Cretaceous Period when the climate was much warmer than today.

Fossil of fish that lived 90 million years ago found in Mexico

The fossil of a fish that lived 90 million years ago has been found in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, scientists said.

Bigger wasn’t always better for plant-eating dinosaurs

Giant carnivores like Tyrannosaurus rex dominated the Cretaceous period, but huge plant-eating theropods – close relatives of both T. rex and today``s birds – also lived and thrived alongside their meat-eating cousins.

Ecosystem changes aggravated extinction of dinosaur

A new study has revealed that the structure of North American ecosystems made the mass extinction of Cretaceous Period that wiped out numerous species.

Dinosaurs ruled a world of fire and brimstone

Dinosaurs ruled over a world of fire and brimstone, ignited by lightning and high oxygen levels during the Cretaceous period.

Wildfire biggest threat for dinosaurs: Study

It`s not only the predators, but also intense and frequent wildfires may have been a big threat to dinosaurs that roamed the Earth more than 65 million years ago, scientists say.

Dinosaur that acted like a Vegas showgirl!

Palaeontologists have claimed that a species of bird-like dinosaur acted like Las Vegas showgirls by wiggling tail feathers to attract mates.