A New Dinosaur Has Been Discovered

Amateur fossil-hunters recently uncovered the bones of a brand new dinosaur in Wales. The dog-sized dino, newly named Dracoraptor hanigani (which means “dragon robber”), was a small, carnivorous species that lived during the Jurassicc period. With about 40% of its bones found, the fossil is one of the most complete Jurassic-period fossils in the world and it’s currently on display at the National Museum Wales …

The Art of Reconstructing an Ancient Human

An ancient human species called Homo naledi made headlines last week after bones were unearthed in an underground cave in South Africa. To visualize what the distant human ancestor may have looked like, paleoartist John Gurche was tasked with reconstructing the homonin based off of clues from its fossils. Comparing himself to a CSI investigator, he takes in every detail—from eye socket width to jawline …

T. Rex’s Awkward Vegetarian Cousin

Looks like you’re not the only one with an awkward, embarrassing cousin; the Tyrannosaurus Rex had one too. Though it’s known officially as Chilesaurus diegosaurezi, this vegetarian T. Rex relative is often known as “The Platypus” due to is duck-like bill, beaver-like tail and otter-like feet. Chilesaurus’ bizarre set of features led archaeologists to believe they had collected the remains of three different dinosaurs but …