Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

Imperial College London The simulations show that the asteroid hit Earth at an angle of about 60 degrees, which maximised the amount of climate-changing gases thrust into the upper atmosphere.…

Paleontologists identify most dangerous place on Earth

Guest “thank God for asteroids” by David Middleton My first guess would have been Chicago, but, apparently it was the Sahara Desert region back during the Cretaceous Period… PALAEONTOLOGISTS REVEAL…

Shades of Jurassic Park! Miniature dinosaur “exquisitely preserved in amber”

Guest “amateur paleontology” by David Middleton NEWS 11 MARCH 2020This miniature skull belonged to a 2-gram dinosaurThe 100-million-year-old animal might have been the smallest dinosaur. Giuliana Viglione A miniature creature…

In hot pursuit of dinosaurs: Tracking extinct species on ancient Earth via biogeography

University of Tokyo One researcher at the University of Tokyo is in hot pursuit of dinosaurs, tracking extinct species around ancient Earth. Identifying the movements of extinct species from millions…

Climate craziness of the week – paleotootology

I don’t have much comment on this, as the press worldwide has pretty much said it all. I await the coming comparisons between, ahem, human emissions, and dinosaur emissions. Click…