Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international team of researchers. It was all about the asteroid.
Source: In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid — not volcanoes — ScienceDaily
We’re not saying it happened, but if dinosaurs did develop an advanced civilization, we would have no way of knowing about it.
Source: The Atlantic: It’s Possible Dinosaurs Had a Whole Civilization
Actually, the Anthropocene is mainly a testament to the enormous power of immaterial ideas to shape things, for good or ill. It is the best argument against materialism and it is right under our noses.
Source: At The Atlantic: Dinosaurs might have had whole civilizations; how would you know? | Uncommon Descent
Auroraceratops, a bipedal dinosaur that lived roughly 115 million years ago, has been newly described by paleontologists. More than 80 individuals of this species have been found in China’s Gansu Province.
Source: Small horned dinosaur from China, a Triceratops relative, walked on two feet — ScienceDaily
Identifying the movements of extinct species from millions of years ago can provide insights into ancient migration routes, interaction between species, and the movement of continents.
Source: In hot pursuit of dinosaurs: Tracking extinct species on ancient Earth via biogeography — ScienceDaily
Scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago and the coincident mass extinction. But if greenhouse gases emitted before the impact created a hothouse climate that set life up for a fall when the impact cooled the planet, those gases did not coincide with the largest lava flows from the Deccan Traps.
Source: Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction? Asteroid/comet likely reignited Indian volcanoes 66 million years ago, but their role in extinction unclear — ScienceDaily
“Exceptional” African specimen excites paleontologists. Samantha Page reports.
Source: New titanosaur fossil sheds light on dino evolution | Cosmos