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Tyrannosaurus
Dinosaur Skeleton At The Center Of Custody Battle Is Actually A Frankenstein
Sep 06, 2012 09:21 AM E
A 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus fossil that has been at the middle of a custody battle for months is actually a Frankenstein-like amalgam, a Manhattan court was told on Wednesday. The finding complicates federal prosecutors case against a fossil dealer who reconstructed the dinosaur.
NASA Scientists Discover Dinosaur Footprint
Aug 22, 2012 12:53 PM E
NASA may be looking for signs of life on other planets, but they may want to take a better look at their own backyard first.
Bruce Willis: Powerful in the box office, powerless against asteroids.
Bruce Willis Can’t Save The World … From Asteroids, At Least
Aug 08, 2012 17:41 PM E
There’s no Yipee Ki Yay solution for blasting asteroids out of the sky with enormous nuclear weapons, according to a student paper published out of the University of Leicester. "Could Bruce Willis Save the World?" was published in the university’s recent edition of the Journal of Special Physics Topics.
diplodocus
Giant Jurassic Dinosaur Eating Habits Discovered
Jul 31, 2012 02:19 AM E
Dinosaurs in 3-D are usually left to the movie theaters, but scientists have now used a 3-D model of a Diplodocus skull to determine just what the giant dino ate for dinner.http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/07/16/Secrets-of-dinosaur-diet-examined/UPI-31161342483396/
round turtle
Giant Prehistoric Turtle Fossil Was Round Like a Car Tire
Jul 12, 2012 21:15 PM E
Paleontologists have uncovered a fossilized turtle shell of a newly discovered species that lived 60 million years ago. Researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and colleagues at North Carolina State University and the Florida Museum of Natural History found the fossil in what is now northwestern South America and they report their findings the Journal of Paleontology.
dinosaur fossil - ONE TIME USE
New Fossil With 'Squirrely' Tail Suggests All Predatory Dinosaurs May Have Had Feathers
Jul 03, 2012 20:04 PM E
Most people think of overgrown lizards when they picture a large dinosaur, but a new find may mean that predatory dinosaurs were covered in fluffy feathers.
Dinosaur fossil
Bones Reveal that Dinosaurs May Have Been Warm-Blooded
Jun 28, 2012 20:37 PM E
A team of Spanish scientists studying markings on dinosaur bones known as lines of arrested growth - thin, dark rings that form during slow-growing seasons similar to the those found in trees - said their work "dismantles the key argument of the hypothesis that dinosaurs could have been cold-blooded reptiles".
Brachiosaurus
Dinosaurs were almost 75% lighter than we previously thought
Jun 06, 2012 19:28 PM E
A new study uses laser scanning to get an accurate picture of how much the heavyweights really tipped the scales.
NASA
Expectation of Extraterrestrial Life Built More on Optimism than Evidence, Study Finds
Apr 27, 2012 08:38 AM E
Recent discoveries of planets similar to Earth in size and proximity to the planets' respective suns have sparked scientific and public excitement about the possibility of also finding Earth-like life on those worlds.
Earth impact
Splatters of Molten Rock Signal Period of Intense Asteroid Impacts on Earth
Apr 26, 2012 10:48 AM E
New research reveals that the Archean era - a formative time for early life from 3.8 billion years ago to 2.5 billion years ago - experienced far more major asteroid impacts than had been previously thought, with a few impacts perhaps even rivaling those that produced the largest craters on the Moon, according to a paper published online today in Nature.
'Spherules' Embedded in Rock
Tiny 'Spherules' Reveal Details about Earth's Asteroid Impacts
Apr 25, 2012 15:44 PM E
Researchers are learning details about asteroid impacts going back to the Earth's early history by using a new method for extracting precise information from tiny "spherules" embedded in layers of rock.
Dino clauss
Egg-laying Beginning of the End for Dinosaurs
Apr 24, 2012 11:23 AM E
They laid eggs, occupied many ecological niches with only one species and competed with one another. Researchers from the University of Zurich have uncovered the chain of events that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Marcasite-Coated Ammonites
First Fruitful, then Futile: Ammonites or the Boon and Bane of Many Offspring
Apr 24, 2012 11:13 AM E
For 300 million years, they were the ultimate survivors. They successfully negotiated three mass extinctions, only to die out eventually at the end of the Cretaceous along with the dinosaurs:
Earth
Scientists Examine a Hot Epoch to Forecast Climate Future
Apr 13, 2012 15:37 PM E
To figure out what is likely to happen to Earth's climate this century, scientists are looking 3 million years into the past.
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