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2011-06-30 19:24:28

An international team including University of Pennsylvania paleontologists is unearthing the appearance of ancient animals by using the world's most powerful X-rays. New research shows how trace metals in fossils can be used to determine the pigmentation patterns of creatures dead for more than a hundred million years. The research was conducted by an international team working with Phillip Manning, an adjunct professor in the School of Arts and Sciences' Department of Earth and Environmental...

2011-06-30 14:05:00

Dinosaur Expert Dr. Phillip Manning Hosts Jurassic C.S.I.: In Living Color, Premiering Thursday, July 7, at 10:00 PM ET/PT WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether predator or prey, sneaking around or strutting before potential mates, dinosaurs likely lived and died by their distinct color patterns. But nobody knows how dinosaurs really looked. Exactly what color patterns did dinosaurs display? A team of scientists are closer to answering that question, reporting...

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2008-03-19 00:05:00

Researchers at North Dakota's state museum are scrupulously chipping away at a giant greenish-black 65-million-year-old rock, using tiny brushes and chisels to uncover a nearly complete dinosaur fossil, with skin and all.  Named Dakota, the fossil is unlike almost any other ever found, and was unearthed in 2004 in southwestern North Dakota. The Edmontosaurus is covered by fossilized skin that is hard as a rock, and among only a few mummified dinosaurs ever discovered. "This is the...

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2007-12-03 08:20:00

WASHINGTON -- One of the most complete dinosaur mummies ever found is revealing secrets locked away for millions of years, bringing researchers as close as they will ever get to touching a live dino. The fossilized duckbilled hadrosaur is so well preserved that scientists have been able to calculate its muscle mass and learn that it was more muscular than thought, probably giving it the ability to outrun predators such as T. rex. While they call it a mummy, the dinosaur is not really...


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