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2008-10-24 13:10:00

The skull of a young dinosaur that lived 190 million years ago is revealing new clues as to how some carnivorous dinosaurs evolved into plant eaters. The tooth structure of the young Heterodontosaurus reveals both sharp fang-like canine teeth for biting and tearing, as well as flat molar-like teeth designed for grinding. "This juvenile skull indicates that these dinosaurs were still in the midst of that transition," said Laura Porro, a post-doctoral student at the University of Chicago, who...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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