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2013-11-27 15:34:30

New research from North Carolina State University shows that iron may play a role in preserving ancient tissues within dinosaur fossils, but also may hide them from detection.

Blood-Filled Mosquito Fossil Discovered By Researchers
2013-10-15 04:22:38

Researchers report that they have found a fossilized mosquito specimen that was still blood-engorged from its last meal – a discovery that is detailed in the latest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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2009-05-01 07:35:00

A paleontologist at North Carolina State University says she has discovered new evidence to support the idea that soft tissue and proteins can be preserved over long periods of geological time after a protein sequence was recovered from an 80 million-year-old duck-billed hadrosaur.

2009-04-30 19:50:16

A team of researchers led by a North Carolina State University scientist has found soft tissue on a dinosaur skeleton. The team was led by Professor Mary Schweitzer, who in 2005 found soft tissue in the fossilized bone of a 68-million-year old Tyrannosaurus rex, The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer reported Thursday. The findings will be published this week in the journal Science. As was the case with the T.

2008-07-31 06:00:27

By Zoe Elizabeth Buck, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 31--A fossil researcher at a Washington state museum has triggered doubts about the discovery of Tyrannosaurus rex tissue by N.C. State paleontologist Mary Schweitzer.

2008-07-30 06:00:24

By Dan Vergano New research is challenging claims made three years ago that scientists had discovered soft tissue remnants in the thighbone of a Tyrannosaurus fossil.

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2008-06-06 13:25:00

Scientists who dig dinosaurs in Eastern Montana will now be able to chemically analyze fossils the same day they're excavated and before degrading begins.

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2008-04-25 00:50:00

Dinosaurs may have been more closely related to chickens than reptiles, according to a report released on Thursday.

2005-06-02 22:51:13

Paleontologists at North Carolina State University have determined that a 68 million year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil from Montana is that of a young female, and that she was producing eggs when she died.


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John R. “Jack” Horner
2013-10-14 13:35:47

John R. “Jack” Horner (born June 15, 1946) is an American paleontologist known for his research on dinosaur growth, and for discovering evidence that some dinosaurs nested and cared for their young.  He is perhaps the most famous paleontologist due to his role as technical advisor for all three Jurassic Park films, and his providing inspiration for Dr. Alan Grant, the film's lead character. He also advised on the FOX television show Terra Nova. Horner was born and raised in the small...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.