Shireen Gonzaga is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about natural history. She is also a technical editor at an astronomical observatory where she works on documentation for astronomers. Shireen has many interests and hobbies related to the natural world. She lives in Cockeysville, Maryland.
To look at dinosaur embryos entombed inside 200 million year old fossil eggs, scientists used powerful X-rays to create detailed images. They wanted to see how these embryos compared to those of modern-day dinosaur relatives.
Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) volcano began erupting last night – Friday, April 10, 2020 – according to clocks in Indonesia. The eruption is not thought to be major, although it’s the longest eruption since 2018. Webcams and satellites caught its awesome beauty.
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The oldest known bird fossil, from the age of dinosaurs, has skull features similar to modern chickens. The scientists who found it have nicknamed it “Wonderchicken.” It’s providing valuable insights into the evolution of birds.