Huge armored dinosaurs battled overheating with nasal air-conditioning: Researchers use 3D computer modeling to simulate heat exchange in dinosaurs — ScienceDaily

Researchers show that the heavily armored, club-tailed ankylosaurs had a built-in air conditioner in their snouts.

Source: Huge armored dinosaurs battled overheating with nasal air-conditioning: Researchers use 3D computer modeling to simulate heat exchange in dinosaurs — ScienceDaily

New discovery pushes origin of feathers back by 70 million years — ScienceDaily

An international team of palaeontologists has discovered that the flying reptiles, pterosaurs, actually had four kinds of feathers, and these are shared with dinosaurs — pushing back the origin of feathers by some 70 million years.

Source: New discovery pushes origin of feathers back by 70 million years — ScienceDaily

‘Treasure trove’ of dinosaur footprints found in southern England 

More than 85 well-preserved dinosaur footprints — made by at least seven different species — have been uncovered in East Sussex, representing the most diverse and detailed collection of these trace fossils from the Cretaceous Period found in the UK to date.

Source: ‘Treasure trove’ of dinosaur footprints found in southern England — ScienceDaily

Smithsonian: The asteroid strike was only one factor in dinosaur extinction | Uncommon Descent

Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid hit the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and produced cataclysmic disruptions that, it is believed, killed off about 75% of species (the K/Pg extinction). But many researchers think there must have been other factors at work.

Source: Smithsonian: The asteroid strike was only one factor in dinosaur extinction | Uncommon Descent

Extinction That Paved Way For Dinosaurs Definitively Linked To Volcanism | Portside

Although we tend to think of the Earth as an amazingly hospitable planet, at several times in the past it seems to have done its best to kill us all—or at least all of our ancestors. Several of the Earth’s mass extinctions occurred around the time of elevated volcanic activity, but the timing has been notoriously difficult to work out; the fossil beds that track the extinction rarely preserve the evidence of volcanic activity and vice-versa.

Source: Extinction That Paved Way For Dinosaurs Definitively Linked To Volcanism | Portside

A toast to the proteins in dinosaur bones — ScienceDaily

Burnt toast and dinosaur bones have a common trait, according to a new study. They both contain chemicals that, under the right conditions, transform original proteins into something new. It’s a process that may help researchers understand how soft-tissue cells inside dinosaur bones can survive for hundreds of millions of years.

Source: A toast to the proteins in dinosaur bones — ScienceDaily