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2014-10-20 23:01:39

Ryan McKellar’s research sounds like it was plucked from Jurassic Park: he studies pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons.

2014-09-30 23:02:48

This is the last chance to see these ancient treasures in person and explore the latest discoveries surrounding the science of the paint.

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2014-09-12 05:13:49

An international team of scientists have unearthed a remarkable new type of dinosaur: a species that is not only larger than a Tyrannosaurus rex, but also appears to be the first semiaquatic creature of its kind ever discovered.

Psittacosaurus lujiatunensis
2014-08-29 06:29:00

When we think of dinosaurs, we think of giant, scary reptiles that once ruled the Earth. But even giant monsters were babies at one point. And apparently, even dinosaur babies need a babysitter.

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2014-08-07 06:24:14

Anybody who has ever cleaned out a closet knows the feeling of finding some long-forgotten item, but scientists at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia have taken it to a next level – re-discovering a 6,500-year-old human skeleton that had been kept for decades in one of their own storage rooms.

Tyrannosaurus packs
2014-07-26 04:30:36

Three sets of tyrannosaur tracks discovered in northeastern British Columbia reveal the bipedal carnivores likely traveled in packs, according to new research published in Wednesday’s edition of the journal PLOS ONE.

Novel Technique Reveals Healing Process Of Dinosaurs' Broken Bones
2014-05-07 12:42:43

Like the bones of all animals, dinosaur bones are essentially a record of a particular organism’s life history, with tell-tale signs revealing disease or trauma to trained experts.

Dinosaur Claws Were Used For More Than Just Ripping Flesh: Study
2014-05-07 12:08:20

The claws of Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor are probably best known for ripping through the flesh of hapless prey, but a new study has found that this family of dinosaurs, known as Theropods, probably used its claws for a variety of purposes.

Pinnochio Immortalized As A New Long-Snouted Dinosaur Species
2014-05-07 09:03:58

If Mister Geppetto was a real woodcarver rather than a fictional character, he may have been pleasantly surprised to learn that his beloved puppet Pinocchio is now immortalized in the realm of science – and that’s no lie.

2014-04-19 23:01:33

The complete fossilized remains of a mammoth were dug up near Easter, a small community in West Texas, and put on display in the Museum of the Llano Estacado at Wayland Baptist University 25 years


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Robert Thomas Bakker
2014-04-22 14:27:45

Robert Thomas Bakker (born March 24, 1945) is an American Paleontologist known for his contribution to the “Dinosaur Renaissance” and his support of his mentor Ostrom’s theory that some dinosaurs were warm-blooded. He specializes in the ecological context and behavior of dinosaurs. Bakker was born in Bergen County, New Jersey. As a young boy, he developed an interest in dinosaurs following his first trip to the dinosaur exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History – he was...

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...

Barnum Brown
2013-10-14 11:03:30

Barnum Brown (February 12, 1873 – February 5, 1963) was an American Paleontologist best known for his contributions to the American Museum of Natural History, and his discovery of the first documented Tyrannosaurus rex remains. Brown was known less as a published paleontologist and more often as an energetic excavator, perhaps the greatest fossil collector of all time. Barnum Brown was born in Carbondale, Kansas, and was named after P.T. Barnum – of traveling circus fame, but no...

Daspletosaurus
2013-04-28 18:27:18

Daspletosaurus, meaning “frightful lizard” is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that resided in western North America between 77 and 74 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous Period. Fossils of the only named species were found in Alberta, although other possible species from Alberta and Montana wait for description. Daspletosaurus is closely related to the much larger and more current Tyrannosaurus. Like most of the known tyrannosaurids, it was a multi-ton bipedal...

Tarbosaurus
2013-02-18 12:21:10

Tarbosaurus, meaning “alarming lizard” is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that thrived in Asia about 70 million years ago, at the end of the Late Cretaceous Period. Fossils have been uncovered in Mongolia, with more incomplete remains found further afield in parts of China. Many species have been named, although, modern paleontologists recognize only one, T. bataar, as legitimate. Like most tyrannosaurus, Tarbosaurus was a sizeable bipedal predator, weighing up to six...

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