Study of ancient mass extinction reveals dinosaurs took over Earth amid ice, not heat

With a lava flow in the distance, a primitive feathered theropod dinosaur carries off a mammal victim during a snowy volcanic winter caused by massive eruptions during the Triassic-Jurassic Extinction. A new study says dinosaurs survived because they were already adapted to high-latitude freezing temperatures. Credit: painting by Larry Felder Thrive in a series of … Read more

Paleontologists find dinosaur’s first known navel

Rendering of a recumbent Psittacosaurus, with umbilical cord scar insert.Illustration† Jagged Fang Designs Forget dinosaurs engaged in brutal battles. Set frightening teeth and claws aside. Scientists have discovered a softer side to dinosaurs: the reptilian equivalent of a belly button. For the first time ever, scientists have identified an umbilical cord scar on a non-avian … Read more

Paleontologists find dinosaur’s first known navel

Rendering of a recumbent Psittacosaurus, with umbilical cord scar insert.Illustration† Jagged Fang Designs Forget dinosaurs engaged in brutal battles. Set frightening teeth and claws aside. Scientists have discovered a softer side to dinosaurs: the reptilian equivalent of a belly button. For the first time ever, scientists have identified an umbilical cord scar on a non-avian … Read more