paleontology

Mar 29, 2018  |  Biological Sciences

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.

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 17, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

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.

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.

May 9, 2017  |  Honors and Awards

Schroeter Wins Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship

Elena Schroeter, a postdoctoral researcher in paleontology, was recently awarded a prestigious Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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.