Will new Dinosaur egg finds help unravel their behaviour?

Much can be learnt from the composition, distribution and construction of dinosaur eggs, so will this new find shed more light on the lives of Dinosaurs?



How many Dinosaur species are there?

Many Dinosaur species are named from incomplete specimens, which is a result of the rarity of dinosaur fossils in general. Sometimes it’s hard to know whether you have a new species or a slight variation of something which is already known:


How old are Earth’s oldest rocks?

The Allende Meteorite tells us that the Earth is about 4.567 billion years old, but the oldest rocks at the surface of the Earth are a bit younger than that. Now a team has found rocks at the surface which as 4.28 billion years old:


Is life even older than we thought?

The palaeontology of the earliest signs of life is a blend of chemistry and mineralogy. Uncertainty is part of life for people dealing with the most ancient evidence. Geologists are communally convinced that they have solid signs of life which are ~4.2 billion years old, but some samples seem to suggest an even earlier date.


How serious is fossil theft around the world?

Many sites are left unprotected and are open to abuse by rogue traders who sell to rich collectors without thought for due scientific process. Here is one example:


What will Yemen’s dinosaur trackways tell us?

Dinosaur trackways have been found in Yeman on the Arabian peninsula, where evidence of dinosaur activity was previously limited:


Is earthquake forecasting about to become a reality?

After decades of research, geologists now think they will soon be able to accurately predict when earthquakes will occur: