Dinosaurs

Organic Molecule Remnants Found In Nuclei Of Ancient Dinosaur Cells

A team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and from the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature (STM) has isolated exquisitely preserved cartilage cells in a...
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Simulations Show Bipedal Dinosaurs Swung Their Tails As They Ran To Help With Balance

An international team of researchers has found it likely that bipedal dinosaurs swung their tails as they walked and ran to maintain their balance. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes computer simulations...
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Montana Discovery Highlights Life At The End Of The Dinosaur Era

Paleontologists from the University of Washington and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture spent the summer working in Montana. They dug up the fossilized remains of four dinosaurs. All of the dinosaur fossils will be taken to the Burke...
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Researchers Discover Four Dinosaurs In Montana

A team of paleontologists from the University of Washington and its Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture excavated four dinosaurs in northeastern Montana this summer. All fossils will be brought back to the Burke Museum where the public can...
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Dinosaurs Lived--and Made Little Dinos--in The Arctic

New research shows that the prehistoric giants were even cooler than we thought -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Modern Snakes Evolved From A Few Survivors Of Dino-killing Asteroid

A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the giant asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs and most other living things at the end of the Cretaceous. The authors say that this devastating...
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Snakes Survival Success Story: How The Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Gave Way To Serpents

Snakes owe some of their success to one of Earth’s most devastating moments, the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event. The suborder serpentes thrives in all sorts of ecological environments, and is native to every continent except Antarctica.
Related topics: Asteroids, Paleontology, Antarctica (science)

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Scientists Debate Promise, Peril Of Tweaking Wild Genomes

In the movie Jurassic Park, reconstructing and tweaking genetic material makes it possible to bring dinosaurs back to life.
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Scientists Discovered A 26-foot-long Dinosaur With Shark-like Teeth That Ruled The Food Chain...

An artist's rendition of the Ulughbegsaurus uzbekistanensis next to a smaller predator. Julius T. Csotonyi Scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur that lived around 90 million years ago. It was about 26 feet long and weighed more...
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Dinosaur Jr. Postpone Tour Due To Covid-19

Dinosaur Jr. have postponed the first leg of their North American tour, citing rising “COVID cases and hospitalizations along with the impact that the Delta variant is having.”In April of this year, the alt-rock veterans dropped...
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The Sprinklesaurus Is A Water-breathing Dinosaur For Your Yard

Summer is almost over, but I’m sure your kids would love to run around under a sprinkler until the snow hits the ground. I can think of no better way to keep kids saturated with a constant stream of water but with a 7-foot-tall inflatable...
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Fossils Illuminate Dinosaur Evolution In Eastern North America

Tyrannosaurus rex, the fearsome predator that once roamed what is now western North America, appears to have had an East Coast cousin. A new study describes two dinosaurs that inhabited Appalachia -- a once isolated land mass that today composes...
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The Giant Jurassic Dinosaur Allosaurus Was A Scavenger, Not A Predator

In a paper published August 23, authors Cameron Pahl and Luis Ruedas, of Portland State University, show that Allosaurus, a large carnivorous dinosaur from the Jurassic that has long been thought to be a top predator, could probably have acquired...
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Volcanism Drove Rapid Ocean Deoxygenation During The Time Of The Dinosaurs

Ocean deoxygenation during the Mesozoic Era was much more rapid than previous thought, with CO2 induced environmental warming creating ocean 'dead zones' over timescales of only tens of thousands of years.
Related topics: Paleontology, Carbon Dioxide

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Volcanism Drove Rapid Ocean Deoxygenation During The Time Of The Dinosaurs

Ocean deoxygenation during the Mesozoic Era was much more rapid than previous thought, with CO2 induced environmental warming creating ocean 'dead zones' over timescales of only tens of thousands of years.
Related topics: Paleontology, Carbon Dioxide

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Fossil Leaves May Reveal Climate In Last Era Of Dinosaurs

Ginkgo trees have survived as a species virtually unchanged for 200 million years, and patterns on their leaves may help scientists decipher ancient climates
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Researchers Discover Ancient Mammals That Emerged Rapidly After Dinosaur Extinction

Earlier assumptions suggested that after the mass extinction of dinos, there was relatively low mammal species diversity across the Western Interior of North America. However, the researchers suggest that the discovery of these new ancient creatures...
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Scientists Find Origin Of Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs 66 Million Years Ago

The researchers also found that the asteroid, Chicxulub, had a similar composition to today’s carbonaceous chondrites. Earlier studies suggest that objects found in the outermost parts of the asteroid belt include many carbonaceous chondrite...
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First Giant Dinosaur Fossils From Xinjiang Hami Pterosaur Fauna Found

A joint Sino-Brazilian research team led by Dr. WANG Xiaolin from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has reported new dinosaur fossils from the Early Cretaceous Hami Pterosaur...
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Shark Diversity Unaffected When The Dinosaurs Were Wiped Out, Study Finds

A global catastrophe 66 million years ago led to the extinction of all non-avian dinosaurs, and large marine reptiles like mosasaurs and plesiosaurs. But what happened to the sharks? According to a new study, shark-tooth diversity remained...
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