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.
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.
Mary Schweitzer, a pioneer in the field of molecular paleontology, learns about dinosaurs by studying original molecules preserved inside fossils for millions of years.
Quiz: Do You Know Your Dinos?
Is your dinosaur IQ extinct or dino-mite? Test yourself with our NC State-themed quiz.
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.
80-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Collagen Confirmed
Researchers have isolated additional collagen peptides from an 80-million-year-old Brachylophosaurus.
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.
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.
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.
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.