These posts all feature exciting dinosaur research.
Dinosaurs 26th May 2022
Could exciting new evidence help us finally reveal what killed the dinosaurs? We speak to Professor Phil Manning to answer this colossal question!
Departments 21st April 2022
Manchester researchers work with Sir David Attenborough and the BBC to spectacularly reveal what happened on the final day of the dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs 30th April 2020
In this episode of The Buzz, we’re talking about dinosaurs and learning about one of the University’s most exciting projects – Mission Jurassic.
Dinosaurs 7th June 2019
There’s something exciting going on in the Badlands of Wyoming, and we’ve dug up a few clues for you. Join us as we introduce the real Jurassic Park.
Dinosaurs 28th January 2019
Discover the extraordinary story of academic and explorer William Boyd Dawkins, the first Professor of Geology and Palaeontology at Manchester and former Curator of Manchester Museum, whose incredible study is recreated at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.
Departments 16th January 2019
A detailed digital 3D model of a colossal skull has been created – and the creature it came from is the key to unlocking one of the UK’s longest standing dinosaur mysteries.
Departments 25th October 2018
Since its discovery 150 years ago, scientists have heralded Archaeopteryx as the ‘missing link’ in the evolution of dinosaurs to modern birds. A transitional fossil, the species was commonly referred to as Urvogel – meaning “first bird”. But as is so often the case, once something reaches such lofty heights, it’s human nature to want […]
Departments 14th March 2018
A tiny bird that was smaller than your little finger and lived the briefest of lives has proven itself a giant of fossil history. The chick in the picture below may look like a character from a Disney remake of Walking With Dinosaurs, but this little chap has provided us with a valuable insight into […]
Departments 28th February 2018
Fuxianhuiid – it may not be simple to say but these ancient arthropods have always seemed like pretty simple animals in all other respects. However, things aren’t always what they seem and the discovery of a new type of fuxianhuiid has provided a valuable insight into how predators evolved. A team of scientists including Dr […]
Departments 9th June 2017
We’ve all seen the film(s); dinosaurs running free in a safari park where you can literally step back in time, until it all goes horribly wrong and you find yourself cowering under the kitchen sink as velociraptors prowl past. You’d think they’d learn after four (soon-to-be five) films that dinosaurs in the modern age just isn’t […]