Adding lasers to photos of cats is a time-honored internet tradition, right up there with Rickrolling and looking at explicit pornography. But this is 2015. Cats are passé. And dinosaurs may be extinct, but they’re breathing new life into an old meme.
Don't mess with old feather-head. That's what they say, and you can see why.
Nobody believed it could be done. Griffins are just mythological animals, right? But then mytho-archaeologists invented the multiverse engine, and we began to see our natural history in a whole new light.
Behold the amazing megafauna that roamed the Americas over 15 thousand years ago. There's a family of mastodons, some American horses (yes, they evolved in the Americas!), and even a curious tapir.
We love this stately museum poster. These early humans look like they could be our ancestors Homo erectus, or maybe Homo habilis. It's a reminder that our species is always changing, but one thing stays the same: We always look awesome when posed with wild elephants.
When you're a Triceratops, you have to teach your babies how to take a bath — especially on a hot day. Maybe your feathers will get a little dirty, but it's a small price to pay when you need to cool down on a hot, late Cretaceous afternoon.
It was a beautiful evening at the lake, and Deinonychus antirrhopus ruffled its feathers appreciatively. As to what the ancient animal might have been thinking, we can only speculate that it had something to do with noms.
Quetzalcoatlus is an azhdarchid pterosaur, an enormous Cretaceous-era animal with a 10-meter wingspan. And for decades, most people believed it looked like this blisteringly Satanic creature — despite all evidence to the contrary. How did so many people get it so wrong?
When you see pictures of dinosaurs, there are a few awful tropes that come up again and again. Not only do they make dinosaurs vulnerable to Dalek attack, says paleobiologist Mark Witton, but they also prevent people from understanding what the big animals were really like.