Extinct mega-herbivores: Brachiosaurus
By: Nicholas Widzins
Brachiosaurus is the tallest dinosaur and tallest animal to ever walk the earth. It stood at a height of up to 40 feet. It was also pretty long at 92 feet, and heavy at 50 tons. They lived in the late Jurassic period about...
By: Terrence Aym
Some scientists dream of finding a cure for cancer, others work to find the ultimate energy resource.Jack Horner wants to bring back the Tyrannosaurus Rex.Horner is a certified genius. Like Bill Gates he never graduated from college. He didn't need to waste his...
By: Maria C Collins
A dinosaur fossil discovery is exciting paleontologists. An international scientific team, working in Angola, recently discovered the fossilized front limb of a formerly unknown dinosaur. The team found the fossil, with fish and shark teeth, in a 90 million year old seabed. The team believes...
By: Terrence Aym
Some paleontologists have spent careers tromping around many of the most inhospitable places on Earth seeking the elusive perfect dinosaur fossil.Now a workman—a busy oil sands worker in Alberta, Canada—literally bumped into the momentous discovery: a perfectly fossilized ankylosaur (from the Greek...
By: Terrence Aym
Large swamp-dwelling dinosaurs—like the Brachiosaurus—had heads that floated on the water and sucked up their food like massive vacuum cleaners. So declare two scientists that compare the physiology of the gigantic brutes to the bulky, noisy household vacuum cleaners sold to consumers during...
By: Terrence Aym
Over the years many theories have been offered. Some thought the dinosaurs grew big because of the richer oxygen content in the atmosphere. But the evidence only supports that theory for insects like the prehistoric centipedes and dragonflies. Others like the proponents of the Inflating...
By: Maria C Collins
There has been quite a competition to find the oldest fossils on Earth. Many scientists have spent many years looking for them because they tell the beginnings of the story of evolution and reveal when life began on Earth. There are many impressive fossils such...
By: Leigh Goessl
A recent study of a small fossil located in the Natural History Museum in London has lead scientists to believe the Pterosaurs was much bigger than originally envisioned. Pterosaurs are flying reptiles which reigned in pre-historic times, scientists place their existence in history at being...
By: Isabelle Esteves
There has been a major discovery in the science world. The paper was published in Geology, a journal that monthly publishes more than 20 short papers covering all the earth sciences and offers readers the lastest and hottest topics. Entitled Putatuve Cryogenian ciliates from Mongolia...
Paleontologist wants to create a living 'Velociraptor-sized dinosaur'
By: Terrence Aym
Someday families might stroll past the giraffes and lions at the zoo and then halt, gaping up at a warning sign dominating a huge enclosure that reads: "Please, do not feed the Velociraptor."At least those families will if paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner has his...

 

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