1st preserved dinosaur butthole is ‘perfect’ and ‘unique,’ paleontologist says

The first dinosaur butthole ever discovered is shedding light where the sun don’t shine. The discovery reveals how dinosaurs used this multipurpose opening — scientifically known as a cloacal vent — for pooping, peeing, breeding and egg laying.  The dinosaur’s derrière is so well preserved, researchers could see the remnants of two small bulges by […]

Stunningly preserved ‘Cretaceous Pompeii’ fossils may not be what they seem

Did a “Cretaceous Pompeii” doom a pair of dinosaurs, burying them in a deadly ash flow and preserving them in 3D like the human victims of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79?  Not quite, scientists revealed at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).  The 3D preservation of two psittacosaurs — beaked dinosaurs with […]

Viral vaccines preserved without refrigeration — ScienceDaily

Ever receive a vaccination that seemed to burn a lot while it was injected? The vaccine solution likely contained a lot of salt or sugar — natural preservatives that help keep it stable, in addition to the cold temperature at which it was kept. The viruses in vaccines, which train our cells to identify and […]