dinosaurs

Jan 17, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Why Don’t Turtles Still Have Tail Spikes? Researchers Explain Why Tail Weaponry Is Rare

A new study explains how the evolution of tail weaponry in dinosaurs required a perfect storm of traits not seen in living animals today.

Oct 10, 2017  |  Biological Sciences

Mass Extinctions Led to Low Species Diversity, Dinosaur Rule

An NC State biology researcher found patterns after two of the Earth's mass extinction events.

Sep 13, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Dino Pioneer

Mary Schweitzer, a pioneer in the field of molecular paleontology, learns about dinosaurs by studying original molecules preserved inside fossils for millions of years.

Sep 13, 2017  |  Quiz

Quiz: Do You Know Your Dinos?

Is your dinosaur IQ extinct or dino-mite? Test yourself with our NC State-themed quiz.

Sep 7, 2017

Science in the Movies: Dinosaurs and Paleontologists

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Hollywood’s take on dinosaurs from a panel including paleontologists and a film scholar.

Jan 25, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

80-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Collagen Confirmed

Researchers have isolated additional collagen peptides from an 80-million-year-old Brachylophosaurus.

Nov 21, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Keratin and Melanosomes Preserved in 130-Million-Year-Old Bird Fossil

Researchers have found evidence of original keratin and melanosome preservation in a 130-million-year-old Eoconfuciusornis specimen.

Nov 9, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Original Dinosaur Claw Sheath Proteins Preserved for 75 Million Years

Researchers have found original proteins in a 75 million-year-old dinosaur's claw sheath.

Sep 27, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Outrageous Heads Led to Outrageously Large Dinosaurs

New research from NC State paleontologists finds theropod dinosaurs with bony crests, horns and knobs on their heads got bigger faster than their unornamented brethren.

Mar 15, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Pregnant T. Rex Could Aid in Dino Sex-Typing

NC State paleontologists have found a fossil from a pregnant dinosaur that could shed light on the evolution of egg laying in modern birds.