This Dinosaur Babysitting Session Didn't End Well

Babysitting isn't a human invention: roughly 3% of mammal species, and 8-9% of modern bird species, involve individuals other than the parents in raising the young. And this fossil nest, found in the Cretaceous rocks of Liaoning Province, China, might be the first known example of dinosaur babysitting. » 9/04/14 8:20am 9/04/14 8:20am

Discovered a new exoplanet? You might have been seeing spots.

Two of those promising new nearby exoplanets—Gilese-581g and 581d—may have never existed. Instead of being the second- and third-closest potentially-habitable planets, these former candidates for extraterrestrial life were likely nothing more than tricky sunspots. » 7/12/14 8:24pm 7/12/14 8:24pm

Ninja Turtles Serves Up The Most Accurate Dinosaurs in Comics

Paleoart blog Love in the Time of Chasmosaurus has a good review of a recent Ninja Turtles comic book: TMNT: Turtles in Time #1. While the story is plenty of fun (aliens are playing Dino-Riders in the late Cretaceous, Turtles go back in time and beat them up), what really stands out is the incredible dinosaur art… » 7/04/14 5:41pm 7/04/14 5:41pm

This is Every New Paleontologist from China's Top Research School

China is home to some of the richest fossil deposits in the world, and has been the source of many of the exciting recent discoveries in paleontology. But the country is having trouble attracting new paleontology students. This "group photo of one" represents the entire paleontology graduating class at China's #1… » 6/19/14 7:33pm 6/19/14 7:33pm