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Evolving Triceratops Evidence Found In Montana's Hell Creek Formation
2014-07-02 06:42:40

For the last 15 summers, research teams from the Museum of the Rockies have been exploring the badlands of Eastern Montana to excavate dinosaur bones from the Hell Creek Formation. Those teams have made many exciting and important discoveries regarding some of the last dinosaurs to walk our planet.

FedEx Shipping 65M Years' Worth Of History Across America: Exclusive
2014-04-04 08:02:05

FedEx is no stranger to shipping important artifacts and precious cargo around the world, such as the equipment as part of the 2012 Niku VII project. However, the shipper’s latest adventure is a project 65 million years in the making.

2011-07-22 07:40:22

A new genus and species of hadrosaur (duck-billed) dinosaur – the oldest duck-billed dinosaur known from North America – has been named by scientists who expect the discovery to shed new light on dinosaur evolution.

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2011-02-23 11:19:40

Tyrannosaurus rex was an opportunistic feeder, not a top predator, paleontologists say.

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2010-07-15 08:21:46

New research is upending more than 100 years of thought regarding the dinosaurs known as Triceratops and Torosaurus.

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2009-11-25 09:40:17

A journey that started with a box of bird feet carried three Montana State University graduate students into the gruesome world of raptors and led to their findings being published in a prominent journal.

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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.

2006-02-16 19:00:00

New methods of analyzing fossils have scientists arguing more than ever about whether Tyrannosaurus rex was a lumbering scavenger or a swift and agile predator.

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2005-06-02 17:20:00

Scientists studying the mighty T. rex may have found a way to tell a she rex from a he rex. The dinosaurs knew the difference, of course. But scientists, with only fossilized bones to work from, have had little to go on as far as knowing which specimen was a male and which was a female.


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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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