Paleontologists Make an Egg-cellent Discovery
High on a rocky cliff in central Utah, paleontologists Lindsay Zanno and Bucky Gates found something rare — a large clutch of fossilized dinosaur eggs.
Keratin, Pigment, Proteins From 54 Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Show Survival Trait Evolution
Fossil tissues show that a pigment-based survival trait common to modern sea turtles evolved at least 54 million years ago.
Schroeter Wins Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship
Elena Schroeter, a postdoctoral researcher in paleontology, was recently awarded a prestigious Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship.
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.
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.
True Colors: Using Molecular Analysis to Clarify Dino Color Claims
NC State researchers are helping develop new ways to use molecular analysis to determine the colors of dinosaurs.