How dinosaur weights are estimated
By: Jillian Jacobs
Have you ever seen a dinosaur's weight listed in a textbook or in a natural history museum and wondered about how they came up with those weights? After all, paleontologists and other scientists only have bones to work with, and those bones have been turned...
Can scientists clone dinosaurs?
By: Max Abramson
Yes, and there are at least three major sources of DNA: fossilized amber, inactive "psuedogenes," and dinosaur fossils themselves. The first and best known sources taken from amber fossils as shown in the famous film, Jurassic Park, wouldn’t supply scientists with enough material...
Facts about the extinct Austroraptor
By: D. Vogt
Austroraptor (Latin for "Southern Thief") was a dromaeosaurid dinosaur which lived during the Cretaceous, about 70 million years ago. The sole known surviving fossil, Austroraptor cabazi, was found in Argentina, but the full range of the species is unknown. It is in the same family...
Apex predators: Allosaurus fragilus
By: Mac Pike
In the 1980 movie “The Mountain Men” Bill Tyler (Charlton Heston) and Henry Pratt (Brian Keith) the two crusty protagonists are camping out rough. There’s a sound from the dark: “There’s somethin’ out there.” says Henry. “Of course there&rsquo...
Chemiosmosis Premordial Soup Theory
By: Tiffany Armentrout
No. I fully reject the Primordial Soup theory for two reasons. Not only do I believe that it was the Earths' chemical energy, from hydrothermal vents on the bottom of the ocean that life began, I could never see how any soup could produce the...
Commentary on whether the YouTube videos of the living dinosaurs of Papua New Guinea are hoaxes
By: Dean Traylor
Some people will go to great length to prove something exists; even if it means posting videos that were obvious hoaxes. Case in point: during the summer of 2010, flying dinosaurs were soaring above the beaches of Papua New Guinea. At least, that was what...
Theories on how dinosaurs became extinct
By: Varun S.Kumar
During the time of the dinosaur there were no factories or automobiles so the ozone layer would be in perfect condition. There was one natural disaster that could have damaged the ozone layer back then and that was volcanoes. This leads back to scientists digging...
By: Terrence Aym
Paleontologists around the world are rejoicing—and anyone who ever harbored a secret fondness for dinosaurs, might be celebrating too.A fossilized pterosaur has been found with a fossilized egg between its legs allowing scientists to identify a female of the species for the first...
By: Elton Gahr
Ages of fossils are often spoken of so casually that it is easy to forget just how much effort has gone into the understanding of the age of the fossils. The truth is that it has taken a lot of testing and a lot of...
By: Matt Bird
The remnants of an age long past, fossils are informative, awe-inspiring and just plain neat. They're a look back at an Earth that's long gone, the record of what existed before any of this - the Internet, the home, modern society - came to be...

 

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