The day the dinosaurs died
A young scientist has found a record of the most significant event in the history of life on Earth. Stunning fossils show what happened when a huge asteroid slammed into the Gulf of Mexico.
Meet Jude, the 76-million-year-old dinosaur
This week Judith’s bones go on display at a museum for the first time. She has been hailed as a heroine, a survivor, a sufferer and an original. Are we reading too much into her life story?
Jurassic World revisits science anxieties
The new film in the Jurassic Park series, released on Friday, is in a long tradition of stories about humans destroyed by their creations. But is science making this prospect more plausible?
Bizarre ‘platypus’ dinosaur stuns scientists
A new ‘vegetarian’ cousin of the tyrannosaurus rex has been discovered in Chile, to the amazement of scientists worldwide. Could humans go the same way as the dinosaurs of Earth’s past?
Monster hunters gear up for Weird Weekend
The world's biggest gathering of Nessie fans, Yeti spotters and other 'cryptozoologists' will be held in the UK this summer. Are they fantasists, or is it science?