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New Fanged Dwarf Dinosaur Found

This dinosaur looks like some taxidermist is trying to pull a fast one, but it’s a model of what scientists think Pegomastax africanus may have looked like. And it’s tiny -only about two feet long. You’d hate to get nipped with those teeth! Covered in porcupine-like quills and sporting a blunt, parrot-like beak, P. africanus would’ve [...]

11 Amazing Sharks You Should Get to Know Better

by David Shiffman David Shiffman is a Ph.D. student at the University of Miami’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, where his research focuses on shark behavior, ecology, and conservation. Make him feel welcome! Quick—think of a shark! What did it look like? Most people are only familiar with the sharks that make the news for [...]

Klerksdorp Spheres

Remember the metal ball that fell from the sky and landed in Namibia? That’s not the only mysterious spheres discovered in the southern Africa region. Klerksdorp Spheres, found in Ottosdal, South Africa, are round rocks that have intrigued those who find them. By all scientific accounts, the rounded objects with even latitudinal grooves are 3 billion-year-old [...]

world’s first images coelacanth baby fish

Scientists have captured the world’s first images of a baby coelacanth – an extremely rare type of fish known as a ‘living fossil’. Japanese marine researchers have found and successfully filmed the young fish at a depth of 528ft in Manado Bay off Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. Video footage shows the 12.6-inch coelacanth, coloured blue with white spots, [...]