A recent study has found that the structure of a cat’s nose improves its sense of smell.
A new iguanodontian dinosaur has recently been named. Iani smithi was discovered in the Cedar Mountain Formation, a rock formation located in eastern Utah, USA.
Read on to find out more about the dinosaur and its discovery…
A recent study into the sleeping habits of northern elephant seals has found that the huge pinnipeds sleep for just two hours a day – less than almost any other mammal – and that sleep takes place deep underwater, where the seal is safe from predators such as sharks and killer whales.
New research finds horses have facial different expressions for frustration and disappointment.
A new species of dinosaur, Chucarosaurus diripienda, has been discovered in Argentina.
A giant, even among dinosaurs, the new species belonged to a group known as Titanosaurs, which includes some of the largest dinosaurs ever to have lived.
The fossilized bones of Chucarosaurus diripienda were so big that the van carrying them tipped over while on its way to the laboratory!
Recent research has found that, like living elephants, male wooly mammoths experienced episodes of increased testosterone levels known as musth.
A new study has found that parrots can benefit from making video calls to one another. In the three-month study, the birds were able to initiate calls and select which of their friends they could chat to.
The research may solve problems of pet parrots showing signs of loneliness and boredom.
Whereas most predators have forward-facing eyes, those of the saber-toothed Thylacosmilus were positioned towards the sides, out of the way of the animal’s huge teeth.
A team of scientists recently examined how the prehistoric South American hypercarnivore was able to hunt, despite its unusual features.
The straight-tusked elephant was one of the largest land mammals that ever lived. The extinct species, which was significantly bigger than today’s African bush elephant (pictured above), lived alongside Neanderthals in prehistoric Germany, around 125,000 years ago.
A recent analysis of fossilized straight-tusked elephant bones reveals the relationship between the prehistoric species and its early human hunters.
Thor, the walrus who achieved celebrity status after visiting England in December, has recently been spotted closer to home. On Friday 24th February 2023, the wandering marine mammal turned up in Breiðdalsvík, a fishing town in East Iceland.
The remains of a new pterosaur species have been discovered in Bavaria, Germany. The prehistoric flying reptile, which has been given the name Balaenognathus maeuseri, lived during the Jurassic Period. Its distinctive, spatula-shaped bill contained at least 480 needle-like teeth, which were likely used to filter particles of food from water.
Read on for more information on the new species…