Category «Science & Innovation»

North Korea’s ‘stressed’ nuclear test mountain on verge of collapse

North Korea’s nuclear tests are not only raising fears around the world, they are causing the peak under which the bombs are being detonated to suffer “tired mountain syndrome.” Analysts are seeing signs that Mount Mantap, the 7,200-foot-high peak under which the tests are conducted, is suffering from the geologic malady, the Washington Post reported. During …

Dinosaur fossil found at Denver construction site

Construction crews in Colorado made an unusual find at their construction site — a rare dinosaur fossil. The crews said they found the fossil while breaking ground on a new public safety facility in the city of Thornton, Fox 31 Denver reported. The fossil has been identified as a triceratops skull by scientists from the Denver Museum …

Truck- and plane-size Pterosaurs once flew over dinosaurs

CALGARY, Alberta — The fossilized remains of two pterosaurs — winged reptiles that flew sky high during the dinosaur age — suggest that the soaring truck- and plane-size beasts were closely related to the gigantic Quetzalcoatlus northropi, the largest pterosaur on record, new research finds. Both pterosaurs date back to the Maastrichtian, a period that occurred …