Mark Mancini

Contributing Writer

Mark Mancini is a freelance writer currently based in Texas. Over the years, he’s covered every subject from classic horror movies to Abe Lincoln’s favorite jokes. He is particularly fond of paleontology and has been reporting on new developments in this field since 2013. When Mark’s not at his writing desk, you can usually find him on stage somewhere because he loves to get involved with community theatre. And if you ever feel like trading puns for a few hours, he’s your guy.

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If geology has taught us anything about Earth's history, it's that nothing is permanent. And that goes for mountain ranges, all of which are constantly rising and falling.

Paleontologists in China hit the jackpot of fossilized pterosaur eggs.

Geologists agree that the world's landmasses were once all one supercontinent. Is it likely to happen again?

That's one small step for man ... one giant lie to mankind?

How galaxies get their shapes and evolve is widely debated.

Crocodiles are known to eat just about anything. But sharks? A scientific team found evidence that they've chowed down on those predators too.

Animals leave their marks on the ecosystem in ways you probably never imagined.

Why not cylindrical? Or even cube-shaped?

Environmental researchers found that large river systems with lots of surrounding residents are the sources of plastic debris in the oceans.

The American Southwest was once prime tyrannosaur country, as a newfound skeleton reminds us.

When you think of NASA, you probably think of an all-around professional organization. And you're right. But, those astronauts like to have a lot of fun, too.

Sports fans can be a noisy bunch. Hey, screaming your head off is part of the fun, right? But someone had to come up with 'DEE-FENSE' first. Who was it?

Scientists are at odds about whether Velociraptors worked together to take down their prey.

A new study found that the Beelzebufo frog had a bite strong enough to take down dinosaurs.

What does Boston have against the letter R? Why do Minnesotans sometimes drag out the 'O' sound?

What's the meaning behind how we spell theater and theatre? And does it really matter?

It made geographical sense for Russia to sell its territory of Alaska to Canada, but it opted to sell it to the U.S. instead. But why?

A new study suggests the extinct aquatic reptiles used all four flippers for uniquely efficient underwater motion.

Tyrannosaurus rex was a giant predator that roamed the earth, so why did it have such tiny arms?

Why do we call it a grandfather clock — instead of maybe grandmother clock?

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