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Thornton Triceratops Turns Out To Be Its Rarer Cousin The Torosaurus

The Thornton triceratops isn't what everyone thought it was. After paleontologists got a closer look at the fossil, they found out that it was the bones of the rarer torosaurus.

Animals December 6, 2017

Most Complete Tyrannosaur Fossil Found In Utah

A nearly-complete dinosaur fossil believed to be that of a Tyrannosaur species has been unearthed. The discovery was made in the GSENM area in southwestern United States.

Animals October 24, 2017

How Long Did The Dinosaurs Last After Chicxulub Impact? 'Maybe Months'

What really killed the dinosaurs? It wasn't the asteroid, but the long winter that followed its descent.

Animals May 16, 2017

Well-Preserved 'Dinosaur Mummy' Dating Back 110-Million-Years Found In Alberta

Scientists found well-preserved fossilized remains of a ‘dinosaur mummy’ that dated back 110 million years. The fossilized remains of the dinosaur were discovered in Alberta, Canada.

Ancient May 15, 2017

Giant Predatory Lizard Thrived In Antarctica Toward The End Of The Dinosaur Era

Giant predatory sea lizards known as Kaikaifilu thrived in Antarctica some 66 million years ago. According to paleontologists, these Mosasaurs had an average length of 10 meters and reigned as the largest marine predator during the terminal phase of the dinosaur age.

Ancient November 9, 2016

Austroposeidon Magnificus: Brazil’s Biggest Dinosaur Announced

Austroposeidon magnificus has been proclaimed as Brazil's biggest dinosaur and its remains went for public viewing for the first time in more than 60 years. The fossils were under wraps for six decades because of the lack of staff and funding for the Museum of Earth Sciences in Rio de Janeiro.

Animals October 7, 2016

Duck-Billed Dinosaur From New Jersey Suffered From Arthritis

For the first time ever, researchers have found evidence of septic arthritis in a dinosaur.

Ancient August 4, 2016

Tiny Rapetosaurus Krausei Sheds Light On Mighty Titanosaurs

A rare fossil of a young rapetosaurus could teach researchers about how the animal lived millions of years ago. What can we learn from analyzing the birth, life and death of this tiny dinosaur?

Animals April 21, 2016

3D Modeling Reveals Evolution Of Large Dinosaurs

Scientists have created 3D models of how the size, body shape and weight distribution of large dinosaurs evolved through time. The study involved the sauropods, which was the most dominant group of massive herbivores during the Mesozoic era.

Animals April 1, 2016

Discovery Of 250-Million-Year Old Reptile Could Answer Mysteries Of Dinosaur Evolution

A reptile skull from 250 million years before the present day could answer questions about the rise of dinosaurs. What makes Teyujagua paradoxa so special?

Animals March 12, 2016

New Duck-billed Dinosaur Reveals Evolutionary Transition Between Species

A professor from the MSU published a paper on a new duck-billed dinosaur. Nicknamed Super Duck, the newly discovered member of the duck-billed family is the missing piece of the story behind the dinosaur group's evolution.

Animals November 17, 2015

Bus-Sized Titanosaur Has Brain The Size Of A Tennis Ball

Scientists discovered that a dinosaur as big as a double decker bus has brain the size of a tennis ball thanks to a skull found in Spain. This discovery, scientists believe, can usher better understanding on how dinosaurs lived.

Animals October 14, 2015

No Excuses: Even T-Rex Arms Won't Stop This Dino From Training For American Ninja Warrior

See how this T-Rex fares as it undergoes American Ninja Warrior Training. The king of the dinosaurs isn't letting his little arms get in the way of this challenging obstacle course.

Internet Culture October 12, 2015

Dinosaur Fossils from Montana Reveal How The Maiasaura Lived And Died

After studying dinosaur fossils obtained in Montana, researchers were able to reveal historical data about how the Maiasaura lived and died. The researchers emphasized that the key to their findings is histological analysis.

Animals October 6, 2015

Fossils Of 100 Million-Year-Old Plant-Eating Dinosaur Unearthed In Australia

Dinosaur bones of a gentle herbivore giant much like this one have been recovered in an archaeological site northwest of Queensland, Australia.

September 28, 2015

Ancient Alaskan Dinosaur Lived Near Arctic Region Depsite Months Of Darkness

Dinosaurs are popularly believed as tropical dwellers but the discovery of the Ugrunaaluk kuukpikensis in the high Arctic of Alaska could change scientists' views on the behavior and physiology of these extinct creatures.

Animals September 23, 2015

Small Triceratops-Like Dinosaur Found In Montana Could Be A New Species

Experts are convinced that the fossils of a triceratops-like dinosaur that were found in the Judith River Formation in Montana belong to a yet undiscovered species. Scientists nicknamed the dinosaur Ava because of its resemblance to Avaceratops.

Animals September 18, 2015

Jurassic World Tops Avengers: Age Of Ultron - Could Break First Avengers Record

Jurassic World is now the big daddy at the box office after coming away with $204 million on its first weekend. The movie is set to top the first Avengers from Marvel Studios.

Movies/TV Shows June 16, 2015

Alberta Paleontologist Asks Big Question In New Scientific Article - 'Lorna, Will you Marry Me?'

A dinosaur researcher in Alberta, Canada found a unique way to propose to his girlfriend. He did so in a scientific paper.

June 5, 2015

Meet Yi Qi: The Avian Dinosaur That Couldn't Fly

Scientists have found fossil remains of a truly unique dinosaur. It had wings for soaring short distances but not for true flight.

Animals April 30, 2015

Texas Boy Discovers Rare Dinosaur Fossil — Talk About A Budding Paleontologist!

A 100-million-year-old fossil was found in Texas by a 4-year-old boy. How did this young scientist make such a remarkable find?

April 10, 2015

Brontosaurus Is Real And It Did Exist (Unlike Santa Claus)

The brontosaurus should once again be considered a unique genus of dinosaur, according to a new study. This is their strange tale.

April 8, 2015

Paleontologists 'Weigh' Sophie The Stegosaurus: How They Calculated Mass From Nearly Complete Fossil

Sophie the Stegosaurus has been "weighed" by paleontologists, but how did they do it?

March 4, 2015

This Cute Dino Toy By Elemental Path Packs IBM Watson For Its Brain

CogniToys by Elemental Path are next-generation dinosaur toys using IBM Watson to learn and grow with children.

Gadgets February 17, 2015

X-Ray of Guineafowl Foot Unlocks Secrets of Dinosaur Tracks [Video]

By using X-ray to record a guineafowl as it walked through a bed of poppy seeds, researchers came up with a three-dimensional model to understand how the ancient tracks of the Corvipes lacertoideus were formed millions of years ago.

Animals December 10, 2014

Forget humanoids. Future robots might look like ostriches, emus, or dinosaurs, experts say

Future designs of robots may look like running birds, as these animals are unmatched in terms of speed, conservation of energy and the ability to prevent themselves from falling over.

October 30, 2014

Tooth fossil suggests aquatic and land dinosaurs fought savage battles for supremacy

Bite marks and a tooth of the semi-aquatic phytosaur that were found in the thigh of the terrestrial predator rauisuchid provide evidence that land and water dinosaurs interact and even engage in fights during the Triassic era.

Earth/Environment September 30, 2014

Humongous Spinosaurus terrorized the mid-Cretaceous period: Paleontologist

The Spinosaurus aegyptiacus may have feasted on early crocodiles, sharks and gigantic fish during the mid-cretaceous period but it is believed to have also occasionally taken down other dinosaurs.

Animals September 13, 2014

Giant swimming Spinosaurus dwarfed T. rex

Remains of the Spinosaurus aegyptiacus that were unearthed from Kem Kem beds in Morocco revealed that the animal is bigger than the Tyrannosaurus rex by at least 8 feet providing evidence that it could have been the largest predatory dinosaur that existed in prehistoric times.

Earth/Environment September 13, 2014

New titanosaur species found in Tanzania and it's called Rukwati-oh-it's-twisting-my-tongue

Dinosaur fossils were spotted in a cliffwall in Tanzania, East Africa, which later turned out to be a new species of dinosaur that belongs to a group of large sauropods that thrived in the Cretaceous Period.

Animals September 10, 2014

Honey, evolution for 50 million years shrunk dinosaurs to birds in order to survive

Scientists say that some theropod dinosaurs evolved into birds. These dinosaurs adapted to environmental changes and evolved in about 50 million years.

August 3, 2014

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