By: Betty Carew
It was a thought in the 50's that a number of dinosaurs were no more than swamp dwellers, staying in water and swamps to support the weight of their bodies due to their size. It was thought that they could not have supported the weight...
Popular myths about dinosaurs
By: Brenda Nelson
There are several myths about dinosaurs, from those that are mistaken beliefs about how they lived, to those that claim some species still exist (in their prehistoric form) today. Let us look at some of those wonderful myths and sort out the truth as we...
What was the first discovery of dinosaur remains?
By: Brenda Nelson
Dinosaur remains were first discovered by the Chinese thousands of years ago. At the time these early fossils were thought to be dragon bones. Unfortunately most of these finds have vanished, as the ancient Chinese believed them to hold great powers and ground them up...
The history of dinosaur discovery
By: Brenda Nelson
Dinosaurs lived for over 160 million years, dying out about 65 million years ago. We would not know about them had they not left us hints of their existence in the form of fossils. Just how we came to understand what these fossils were is...
Could dinosaurs swim?
By: Joseph Malek
Maybe it is foolish to believe that all dinosaurs could swim, but it seems to me that those who discovered that they could not swim did at least make an effort to do so before they sank to the bottom of wherever they were and...
Ways that information about dinosaurs is discovered
By: James Johnson
Dinosaurs, those big, lumbering creatures that stir the imagination of children the world over and hold a fascination even for most adults, are the subjects of numerous movies and even religious controversy. Where did they live? How did they survive? What did they eat? How...
Theories on how dinosaurs became extinct
By: Dawn R. Cole
Since the beginning of geological time, the earth has undergone five mass extinctions. The "Big 5" caused the extinction of about 99% of the species that once inhabited the earth. The last major extinction occurred 65 million years ago, somewhere near the end of the...
Which of today's animals lived alongside dinosaurs?
By: Brenda Nelson
A long, long, time ago, before there were people, there were dinosaurs, and even before there were dinosaurs, there were jellyfish, dragonflies, and many other animals that we still have today. While the last of the dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago, the animals...
Can scientists clone dinosaurs?
By: Brenda Nelson
Who among us, as a child, did not imagine how cool it would be to have our own pet dinosaur? One to ride to school or to chase away bullies. Those of us who grew up watching the cartoon television show "The Flintstones" imagined a...
By: Rex Trulove
When looking at the similarities between birds and any other creature, including dinosaurs, it is first necessary to define the characteristics of birds. This isn't quite as easy as it sounds, because while most bird species may have some things in common, a few may...

 

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