Scientists have long suspected that an asteroid impact 66 million-years-ago was responsible for the extinction event which killed the dinosaurs. New research has suggested that volcanoes may also have played their part in the elimination of the planet’s dominant species.
A new species of sauropod dinosaur that roamed Argentina over 110 million-years-ago has been discovered by a team of Spanish and Argentinian palaeontologists, the National University of La Matanza announced on Friday. The remains of three separate animals come from species belonging to the herbivorous sauropod-group, which also contains the Diplodocus and Brontosaurus species, which has been named Lavocatisaurus agrioensis
This week sees the release of the fifth entry in the highly successful Jurassic Park film franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. A film-series once credited for its accurate depiction of dinosaurs still resists depicting some dinosaurs as feathered rather than scaled. Is it time that the series presented a more accurate representation of these prehistoric species rather than the generic reptilian movie monsters audiences are more comfortable with?
The science dispatches for the week ending 03/05/18 collecting the most interesting and important science news for the final week in May including potential signs of intermediate black holes, an exciting breakthrough in artificial nerves, interesting developments in Pluto’s origins and how to own your own Allosaurus.