Our studio guest Oliver Wings is a dinosaur researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity. He speaks with us about the importance of research on dinosaurs to modern science.
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Sep. 1, 2015 You don't name a sea creature after an ancient Greek warship unless it's built like a predator. That's certainly true of Pentecopterus, a giant sea scorpion with the features ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 Ancient rocks harbored microbial life deep below the seafloor, reports scientists. This first-time evidence was contained in drilled rock samples of Earth's mantle -- thrust ... read more
July 16, 2015 A newly identified species of feathered dinosaur is the largest ever discovered to have a well-preserved set of bird-like wings, research suggests. Palaeontologists working in China unearthed the ... read more
Feb. 23, 2014 The key characteristics of birds which allow them to fly -- their wings and their small size -- arose much earlier than previously thought, according to new research that examined closely the ... read more
Oct. 29, 2012 "Bones upon bones, we couldn't believe our eyes," says one paleontologist. He was describing the spectacular find of some 1800 fossilized mesa chelonia turtles from the Jurassic era in ... read more