History Stories
CATEGORY: Dinosaurs
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

Newly Discovered Ancient Reptile May Shed Light on Dinosaurs’ Origins
March 14, 2016

Scientists say a 250-million-year-old Brazilian reptile fills an evolutionary gap between primitive reptiles and archosauriforms, the group that includes dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds. Read More

Adolescent T. Rex “Jane” Fills in Gaps in Scientists’ Understanding
October 19, 2015

New analysis of the adolescent Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as “Jane” sheds light on a long-running debate over the identity of smaller carnivorous dinosaurs. Read More

New Dinosaur Found At Edge of the World
September 25, 2015

A newly identified Alaskan hadrosaur lived farther north than any other dinosaur, where muskox and caribou now roam. Read More