What did dinosaurs eat?
By: James Johnson
Dinosaurs, those great big huge reptilian creatures (though some were small, everyone know the giant ones) that lived long ago constantly eating. They had to consume vast quantities to maintain that mas, but vast quantities of what? What did dinosaurs eat? Based upon fossil evidence...
By: Jane Allyson
When we consider the possibility of cloning a dinosaur, our mind immediately turns to the Jurassic Park film that popularized the idea of dinosaur cloning. The film introduced us to the idea of special dinosaur game parks that could be populated with cloned versions of...
How are fossils formed?
By: Megan Worley
How Fossils Are FormedThere are several processes through which the fossils of plants and animals were formed. However it was and still is rare that the right series of circumstances took place that were necessary for a fossil to form. More often than not scavengers...
Could dinosaurs swim?
By: Brenda Nelson
To answer the question of whether or not dinosaurs could swim, it is important to realize that not every prehistoric animal was a dinosaur. Certainly there were a lot of huge swimming creatures, such as Ichthyosaurus and Plesiosaurus, but these were not dinosaurs. Dinosaurs had...
Which of today's animals lived alongside dinosaurs?
By: James Johnson
While the dinosaurs became reportedly extinct over 65 million years ago, most of our modern animals have only evolved in the past 50 million years. The question then arises were any of the the ancestors of animals existing today alive when the dinosaurs ruled the...
Similarities between dinosaurs and birds
By: James Johnson
Birds and dinosaurs, dinosaurs and birds, did one evolve from the other or did they evolve in similar environments under similar conditions? Man may never know, but there are certain similarities between the two that are interesting to note. First and foremost, as every schoolchild...
By: Sherry Horton Blake
In the movie "Jurassic Park," the recovery of an ancient mosquito which had become trapped in tree resin (amber) shortly after feeding on a dinosaur led to the creation of a dinosaur park where dinosaurs again roamed. Is this idea only based in fantasy...
Popular myths about dinosaurs
By: James Johnson
Dinosaurs have stirred the imagination of adults and children for thousands of years, creating myths and stories over the centuries. Some have turned out to be true, but many are false. Myths are generally facts mixed with fiction and the fiction becomes the most common...
Can scientists clone dinosaurs?
By: James Johnson
In the book by Michael Crichton which later became a major movie, "Jurassic Park," the scientists extracted dinosaur DNA using primarily blood taken from mosquitoes, which had been preserved in amber. The idea was borrowed by Crichton from its originator, George O. Poinar, who...
Popular myths about dinosaurs
By: Tom Stewart
Thanks to the film makers in Hollywood there are a lot of popular myths associated with dinosaurs. The most common misconception is that they used to be hunted by cavemen. But in actuality dinosaurs were extinct for more than 65 million years before the first...

 

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