Jormungandr is a newly discovered, prehistoric sea dragon species that lived during the Cretaceous period in what is now North Dakota. This 13 foot long mosasaur was found remarkably preserved amongst a group of fossilized animals and plants, prompting scientists to investigate its species further. Its skull is not only impressive in size, but also well protected, allowing us to get an amazing insight to this remarkable creature. Jormungandr’s discovery offers us an exciting opportunity to unravel the mysteries of times long past.

In prehistoric times, it is often assumed that women were only responsible for gathering resources, with hunting for food left solely to men; however, this assumption is false. Recent research indicates that women were active hunters and had a greater role in the provision of food than previously thought. Women have relied on swift and agile hunting strategies such as net hunting for centuries, indicating their importance and validity as hunters. This shift in understanding our history further fuels the argument for gender equality even in contexts outside of prehistory.

A group of researchers recently discovered fossil prints of a prehistoric bird, nicknamed the “Terror Bird”, from the Miocene epoch. This 6.5 foot tall, carnivorous flightless bird is the largest ever to be described on record and stunned researchers with its massive killer claws and powerful legs. The prints suggest that these creatures were once preying on animals as large as horses and small elephants to sustain themselves. The find is incredibly significant in the scientific community as it provides our first tangible evidence of this surreal species.