paleontology

Jul 25, 2015

Moa Proteins, Moa Information

An extinct flightless bird called the moa is helping paleontologists learn more about how proteins preserve and degrade in fossils.

Dec 1, 2015

Researchers Confirm Original Blood Vessels in 80 Million-Year-Old Fossil

The findings add to the growing body of evidence that structures like blood vessels and cells can persist over millions of years

Oct 5, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aug 2, 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.