dinosaurs

The savannah monitor lizard (Varanus exanthematicus) doesn’t eat like a bird, but it does breathe like one, a new study has discovered. Air flows only one way through its lungs—other than the American alligator, it’s the only other known reptile found to have this trait. That’s surprising, because the unidirectional airflow of birds was thought to have…

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Who can forget the “dino droppings … droppings?” scene of the 1993 blockbuster hit, Jurassic Park—the one where actor Jeff Goldblum walks up to a huge pile of dung left by a sick triceratops? It’s memorable, all right, but there’s one thing the film missed: The piles of dino dung were likely cleaned up before…

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