History Stories
CATEGORY: Dinosaurs
The Coolest Historical Discoveries of 2017
December 12, 2017

Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year. Read More

Meet the Strangest New Dinosaur You’ve Ever Seen
December 7, 2017

The oddball dino had a swan-like neck, duck lips, crocodile teeth—and killer claws. Read More

There Was a Dangerous Purpose Behind T. Rex’s Tiny Arms
November 7, 2017

The dinosaur's puny arms were nothing to laugh at. Read More

New Study Finds the T. Rex Was Easy to Outrun
July 19, 2017

It apparently couldn’t move faster than 12 miles per hour. Read More

30 Seconds May Have Made All the Difference for Dinosaurs
May 16, 2017

Scientists may have solved the 66-million-year-old mystery of what doomed the dinosaurs. Read More

Montana Fossil Turns Out to Be New Kind of “Sea Dinosaur”
April 17, 2017

A Montana elk hunter’s fossil find has led scientists to a new species of elasmosaur, the long-necked prehistoric sea creatures who roamed the inland sea east of the Rockies 70 million years ago. Read More

Australian “Jurassic Park” Home to World’s Largest Dinosaur Footprints
March 28, 2017

Scientists discovered a dinosaur footprint measuring some 5 feet 9 inches—reportedly the largest ever recorded. Read More

Do We Have to Rewrite the Dinosaur Family Tree?
March 23, 2017

A new study radically reconstructs the dinosaur family tree, with major implications for how we understand their origins and evolution. Read More

Paleontologists Discover Huge, Nearly Complete T. Rex Skull
August 24, 2016

The 4-foot long, 2,500-pound skull, discovered in northern Montana, may be one of the best-preserved specimens ever found. Read More

Largest-Ever Carnivorous Dinosaur Footprint Discovered in Bolivia
August 1, 2016

A tour guide in Bolivia recently stumbled on a giant fossilized footprint measuring more than a meter wide, left some 80 million years ago by a meat-eating dinosaur. Read More