Dinosaurs that lived 200 million years ago used three toes to walk through mud like guinea fowls

Dinosaurs that lived 200 million years ago may have used three toes to walk through mud just like modern-day guinea fowls, study shows Scientists compared guinea fowl tracks to those of meat-eating theropods Similarities suggested dinosaurs also moved in a looping motion with their legs Researchers said the motion had lasted 200 million years due … Read more Dinosaurs that lived 200 million years ago used three toes to walk through mud like guinea fowls

Cuckoo wasps that lived alongside dinosaurs were metallic green just like they are today

Even after 99 million years, turns out some things never change.  Cuckoo wasps were shades of metallic green 99 million years ago just like they are today, a study of extraordinarily-preserved insects trapped in amber has revealed. The specimens from Myanmar — which also included beetles, ants and a soldier fly — largely retained the colours … Read more Cuckoo wasps that lived alongside dinosaurs were metallic green just like they are today

Asteroid that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago DID wipe out the dinosaurs

An asteroid that hit the Earth 66 million years ago ‘had to be responsible’ for the demise of the dinosaurs, according to a new study into the effects of the impact.  Researchers from Imperial College London created mathematical models of the impact volcanic activity and a large asteroid would have on dinosaur habitats.  The space … Read more Asteroid that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago DID wipe out the dinosaurs

Royal Mint releases a new range of special 50p coins featuring dinosaurs

Royal Mint releases a new range of special 50p coins picturing dinosaurs discovered in England that feature augmented reality Three new coins feature dinosaurs whose fossils were discovered in England The packaging can be scanned on the Royal Mint app to show information and pictures The collection is the first time that dinosaurs have features … Read more Royal Mint releases a new range of special 50p coins featuring dinosaurs

Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs created a network of hot waterways

Rock samples taken from under the Chicxulub crater left by the dinosaur-killing asteroid 66 million years ago could hold the key to the origin of life on Earth. A team of researchers found that the impact of the city-sized space rock produced a network of warm waterways under the crater, which is in the Yucatán Peninsula … Read more Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs created a network of hot waterways

Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs impacted the Earth at ‘the deadliest possible angle’

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs around 66 million years ago crashed into Earth at ‘the deadliest possible angle’, researchers have concluded. The giant impacter struck what is today Mexico‘s Yucatán Peninsula at around 60 degrees — maximising the production of climate-altering greenhouse gases. The global disaster caused by the space rock — which was … Read more Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs impacted the Earth at ‘the deadliest possible angle’