Have you heard about the mystery of the Zuiyo-maru?

Early on the 25th of April, 1977, a Japanese fishing vessel named the Zuiyo-maru was trawling for mackerel, around 30 miles off the New Zealand coast. Little did they know that entangled in their nets, over 300m below the surface, was something far larger and more mysterious than its normal catch—something that would set the scientific … Continued

Were dinosaurs dying out before the asteroid apocalypse?

A new study has revealed that dinosaurs were already in serious decline before an asteroid slammed into the side of the planet and finished them off once and for all. From a juncture estimated to be about 220 million years ago, the creatures we know as dinosaurs clawed their collective way to the top of the … Continued

Discovery of skull provides missing link in the evolution of Earth's most ferocious cold-blooded killer

The remains of a horse-sized species of tyrannosaur have been discovered in Uzbekistan, revealing some long-sought-after pieces of a puzzle explaining how the most fearsome predator ever to stride across our planet came into being. Tyrannosaurus rex was the undisputed king of the Cretaceous Period. Fully grown, this terrific beast weighed in at seven tonnes, … Continued