Tag Archives: Paleontology

Strange Science: A Reinterpretation of Saber-Tooth Cats

Paleontologists working with fossilized saber-tooth cat remains found preserved in the La Brea tar pits in California have determined that some of what we previously believed about these prehistoric big cats may be incorrect. Many illustrations of saber-tooth cats show … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Siberian Unicorns

Back in 2012, we published a story about carnivorous unicorns. While the Elasmotherium sibericum was an herbivore, it may have been just as cool as, if not cooler than, these fictitious carnivorous unicorns. The E. sibericum was more closely related … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter: Robot Dinosaur Fiction

The world needs more weird fiction, and this Kickstarter project, which promises a story of robot dinosaurs to read for free every week this summer, fills that niche! In addition to publishing the stories online, there will also be an … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Feathered Dinosaurs

Paleontologists have learned a considerable amount about dinosaurs in recent years, allowing them to rename or reclassify some dinosaurs. They’ve also learned a lot about what dinosaurs really looked like, based on fossil evidence. The latest discovery is a feathered … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Prehistoric Crocodile Named after Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead

Just when you thought science couldn’t get any cooler, paleontologists recently reexamined fossil evidence of a prehistoric giant crocodile and determined that an additional species had been identified in the fossil record. They also decided to give this crocodile an … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Unidentified Bones

When pre-industrial peoples across Europe and other parts of the world saw oversized bones eroding out of landforms, they often believed that they could have been the bones of creatures from myths and legends. Elephant skulls seemed as though they … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Luskhan itilensis

Russian scientists working in the Volga River in 2002 unearthed an enormous fossilized marine creature, which has now been identified as a new species. Luskhan itilensis, which means “Master Spirit of the Volga,” had a skull approximately 5-7 feet long, and … Continue reading

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