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Looking at the World’s Oldest Eye

Insight into Evolution of the Compound Eye A team of international scientists including researchers from Cologne University, Estonia and the University of Edinburgh have been looking into the evolution of the first eyes by studying the remarkably well-preserved remains of an eye from a trilobite that lived in the sea more than half a billion

The Great 2017 Palaeoart Survey: some thoughts

What can we learn from the results of David's palaeoart survey? Well, from an admittedly quite small sample size of only 350 people, palaeoartists appear to mostly be young, male and not in it for the money. Over half of those surveyed...Show More Summary

The 2017 Survey of Paleoartists: Results

Promotional graphic for the results to the 2017 Survey of Paleoartists. Illustration by Natee Puttapipat. Please feel free to download and distribute! Back in March, I launched the 2017 Survey of Paleoartists, which took answers over the course of the month. Show More Summary

Packing All the Christmas Post

Working All Weekend To Help Our Customers At Everything Dinosaur, we know how stressful it can be in the run up to Christmas, but with just over two weeks to go to the big day, when it comes to parcels, our dedicated team are keeping right on top of things.  Staff have been busy packing

Europe Wants its own X-37B, called the Space Rider

Space Rider is a re-entry vehicle, the evolution of the IXV (Intermediate Experimental Vehicle, launched by Vega in February 2015), capable of ‘navigating’ up to 2 months in low Earth orbit before returning to earth. Re-entry enables the recovery of all the useful load that can be analysed, and the vehicle to be reused for a new mission. Show More Summary

Mojo Fun New Dinosaur Models for 2018

Mojo Fun New Dinosaur Models for 2018 Some exciting new additions to the Mojo Fun "Prehistoric & Extinct" range are announced by Everything Dinosaur today.  There will be four, new, colourful dinosaur models added to the range in 2018.  Of the four models, there is one representing a Jurassic dinosaur, the other three are models

The Remarkable and Diverse Maniraptora (Halszkaraptor)

Raptor That Took to Water (Halszkaraptor escuilliei) A fossil that had been removed illegally from Mongolia has revealed a remarkable twist in the evolution of Theropod dinosaurs.  It seems that during the Late Cretaceous, one little meat-eating Maniraptoran evolved a long, swan-like neck and flippers for forelimbs and took to the water.  It may have

Stealth Saga #69

Have Blue & Tacit Blue: A test pilot that flew both the Tacit Blue and Have Blue prototypes recounts his experiences. X-2: Japan will conclude the X-2 program in March 2018. The RCS was better than expected and all the data required was gathered in 34 flights. Show More Summary

Evolution is in the ears of extinct aquatic reptiles

Research of inners ears of aquatic reptiles now extinct has revealed a close resemblance with aquatic animals alive today. The post Evolution is in the ears of extinct aquatic reptiles appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

530-million-year-old fossil has look of world’s oldest eye, study suggests

A 530-million-year-old fossil contains what could be the oldest eye ever discovered, a study reveals. The post 530-million-year-old fossil has look of world’s oldest eye, study suggests appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

A/2017 U1 "Oumuamua:" More on our Interstellar Visitor

Systematic takes another look at the strange visitor.Scientists are dazzled by our interstellar visitor.The visitor is definitely weird.Is Oumuamua really interstellar in nature?Where did Oumuamua come from? The Local Association? From...Show More Summary

Papo Acrocanthosaurus Model Retired

Popular Papo Purple Acrocanthosaurus Out of Production The purple coloured Papo Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur model that was introduced by Papo in the spring of 2017 is out of production and due to be retired.  The Papo Acrocanthosaurus was introduced alongside a green Ceratosaurus dinosaur figure just a few months ago, but the curtain has come down

Thornton Triceratops is Actually Torosaurus

Triceratops Skeleton Turns Out to be Torosaurus A partial, horned dinosaur skeleton, initially thought to represent a young adult Triceratops has been reassessed following a month of preparation and cleaning and identified as a Torosaurus (T. latus).  It was back in September that Everything Dinosaur first reported on the dinosaur fossil discovery in Thornton, Colorado

Hamipterus Nesting Ground Discovery

Pterosaurs Even More Like Birds Pterosaurs like birds, were capable of powered flight.  It seems that command of the skies is not the only thing that these two types of vertebrate had in common.  Thanks to a remarkable series of discoveries from the remote Turpan-Hami Basin located in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (north-western China), palaeontologists

The Archaeopteryx That Wasn’t

Ostromia crassipes - The First European Member of the Anchiornithidae The first fossil of Archaeopteryx to have been discovered, turns out not to represent the "Urvogel" at all.  In a reassessment of the fossil, known as the Haarlem specimen, as it is part of the vertebrate collection housed at the Teylers Museum in Haarlem (Holland), it has

Sauropod Feet Had Plenty of Traction

Sauropod Print from South Korea Reveals Polygonal Scales A team of scientists based in South Korea have published a paper in the academic journal "Nature" that reports on the discovery of a Sauropod dinosaur footprint that has preserved the impression of the underside of the foot. The polygon-shaped scales on the underside of the long-necked

A horse is a horse, of course, of course — except when it isn’t

An international team of researchers has discovered a previously unrecognized genus of extinct horses that roamed North America during the last ice age. The post A horse is a horse, of course, of course — except when it isn’t appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Hundreds of fossilized eggs sheds light on pterosaur development

An invaluable collection of more than 200 eggs is providing new insights into the development and nesting habits of pterosaurs. The post Hundreds of fossilized eggs sheds light on pterosaur development appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Exceptionally preserved eggs and embryos reveal the life history of a pterosaur

The pterosaur record is generally poor, and pterosaur eggs are even rarer. Only a handful of isolated occurrences of eggs and embryos have been reported so far. Three-dimensionally preserved eggs include one from Argentina and five reported...Show More Summary

Another Day – Another Pterosaur Fact Sheet

Tupandactylus imperator - Big-headed Pterosaur Another day and another Pterosaur fact sheet is being prepared by Everything Dinosaur team members.  The flying reptile in question is Tupandactylus imperator, known from the famous Crato...Show More Summary

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