Running may have made dinosaurs’ wings flap before they evolved to fly: New evidence suggests that passive wing flapping may have arisen earlier than gliding flight — ScienceDaily

Before they evolved the ability to fly, two-legged dinosaurs may have begun to flap their wings as a passive effect of running along the ground.

Source: Running may have made dinosaurs’ wings flap before they evolved to fly: New evidence suggests that passive wing flapping may have arisen earlier than gliding flight — ScienceDaily

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

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

Neanderthal footprints found in Gibraltar — ScienceDaily

This work started 10 years ago, when the first dates using the OSL method were obtained. It is then that the first traces of footprints left by vertebrates were found. In subsequent years the successive natural collapse of sand has revealed further material and has permitted a detailed study including new dates.

Source: Neanderthal footprints found in Gibraltar — ScienceDaily

Fossils of new oviraptorosaur species discovered in Mongolia: Incomplete skeleton of Gobiraptor minutus was likely that of a juvenile — ScienceDaily

A new oviraptorosaur species from the Late Cretaceous was discovered in Mongolia.

Source: Fossils of new oviraptorosaur species discovered in Mongolia: Incomplete skeleton of Gobiraptor minutus was likely that of a juvenile — ScienceDaily

New dinosaur with heart-shaped tail provides evolutionary clues for African continent: Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia fossils recovered from East African Rift System 

A new dinosaur that wears its ‘heart’ on its tail provides new clues to how ecosystems evolved on the African continent during the Cretaceous period.

Source: New dinosaur with heart-shaped tail provides evolutionary clues for African continent: Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia fossils recovered from East African Rift System — ScienceDaily