You can read about Kenneth Lacovara's adventures, as well as a compelling history of dinosaur research, in his new book, "Why Dinosaurs Matter."
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A man who stole 10 fossil footprints from a dig site in Crete last week failed to hide his own tracks from the police, who apprehended him on Sept. 15.
Certain giant, herbivorous dinosaurs didn't eat just plants — they also chowed down on rotten logs harboring shellfish, a new study finds.
For nearly 50 years, researchers have found mysterious, disembodied teeth dating to the dinosaur age in southern Alberta, Canada.
In a case worthy of Sherlock Holmes, researchers are trying to figure out exactly when and where in the world a long-fingered lizard got trapped in the sticky sap of a tree.
An ancient sea monster the size of a car might sound like a behemoth, but it was quite small compared with its ginormous cousins, some of which reached bus lengths, new research finds.
How was an ancient beast transformed into a stunning, 3D fossil that looks like the statue of a sleeping dragon?
A block of smuggled fossils provides the first direct evidence that some dinosaur species roosted together — that is, snuggled with one another in a cuddly group when they fell asleep at night.
A humongous "wide-necked" dinosaur — one that weighed as much as two cars — stomped across the landscape of prehistoric Africa during the Cretaceous period, a new study finds.
On a long-gone seashore in what is now Death Valley, ancient, sticky sand retained impressions of the oldest known example of a jellyfish stranding.