Scientists have learned more about dinosaurs in the last 25 years than in the previous 250. Meet some of the researchers whose findings are changing our view of these prehistoric creatures.Read more "Reimagining Dinosaurs"
Scientists have learned more about the ancient animals in the last 25 years than in the previous 250—from the color of their skin and feathers to how they lived and evolved.Read more "Reimagining Dinosaurs"
The Avian Authority is part of Breakthrough’s short film anthology from Science Friday and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) that follows women working at the forefront of their fields.Read more "The Avian Authority"
With advancements in technology and access to areas once considered unreachable, the field of paleontology is experiencing a golden age of discovery. Roughly 50 new dinosaur species are found each year, giving us a closer look at their prehistoric world like never before. Our previous understandings of how dinosaurs looked and evolved are being revolutionized,…Read more "Why Now is the Golden Age of Paleontology"
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Virtual Speaker Series 3: Jingmai O’Connor – THE EVOLUTION OF DINOSAURIAN FLIGHT &THE RISE OF BIRDSRead more "Origin of dinosaurian flight and the rise of birds"
Dinosaurs ruled the world for roughly 140 million years—until they suddenly disappeared. While decades of research point to an asteroid impact at Chicxulub crater as the end of the dinosaurs’ reign 66 million years ago, scientists weren’t always so sure what happened to these mesmerizing creatures.Read more "Why the Dinosaurs’ Extinction is an Ongoing Puzzle"
After earning her Ph.D. in Earth sciences from USC Dornsife in 2009, the pierced and tattooed Jingmai O’Connor has carved out a stellar career as a paleontologist in China, where she found not only access to thousands of exceptional fossils that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world — but also the freedom to be herself.Read more "Paleontology’s Wild Child"