Thursday, August 30, 2012


  • Small dinosaur 'hunted like cat'

    Determining how dinosaurs lived is difficult - much of what we know is conjecture; built from a smidgen of material evidence and prodigious amounts of informed opinion.

  • Catching a Dinosaur by the Tail

    Asking "Which dinosaur was the biggest?" isn't very helpful, though. "Bigness" isn't something scientists actually measure.

  • Museum of the Earth Connection: Explore some remarkable dinosaur remains

    From tiny trilobites to towering dinosaurs, an amazing array of creatures has lived on Earth over the past 4 billion years.

  • Dinosaur Park adding new amenities to encourage prehistoric finds

    Holly Nunn/The Gazette Dinosaur Park in Laurel will get $300,000 worth of upgrades during the next two years, as a pavilion is installed on the site where visitors search for fossils alongside professional and amateur paleontologists.

  • An unusual request: Would the cancer center at MWH do a CT scan of a ...

    The request was an unusual one: Would Dr. John Chinault and the staff at the Regional Cancer Center do a CT scan of a dinosaur egg? Chinault, radiation oncologist at the center at Mary Washington Hospital, said this week that he had never scanned ...

  • Rare find: Feathered dinosaur feasts on flying food

    The U of A paleontology team found the fossilized remains of three flying dinosaurs in the belly of a raptor-like predator called Sinocalliopteryx.

  • Telling the tail of the dinosaur

    Anyway, to dinosaur tails. A couple of years back I happened to start looking at the tails of various pterosaurs (the flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs) after a new specimen turned up that was obviously a member of a group that had ...

  • Introducing: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

    But under the guise of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, he's gained a reputation as one of the most exciting live dance acts on the festival circuit.

  • Dinosaurs Time & Classic Monster Cameo?

    An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction - unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo… of dinosaurs! By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers; a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family.

  • Prehistoric bugs from time of dinosaurs found frozen in amber

    Back then, there was only one giant continent, some early primitive dinosaurs and no flowering plants. Mites now live on flowering plants, but their ancient relatives must have stayed on trees, Grimaldi said.

  • Quick Picks for Berks County and beyond, Aug. 30-Sept. 5

    The animatronic dinosaurs that have had folks flocking to the Reading Public Museum all summer are nearly extinct. This is the last weekend for "Dinosaurs: T-Rex Face-to-Face," featuring huge, realistic, robotic dinosaurs that are outfitted with ...

  • Notable discovery: Dinosaur footprints at NASA Goddard

    Description: Two 110-million-year-old footprints that a massive plant-eating dinosaur and, perhaps, its offspring left behind has been uncovered on the campus of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.

  • Alt Text: Dinosaurs With Dumb Names Are a Pox on Paleontology

    However, there is one situation where animals are being given names that people are actually going to use, and that's dinosaurs. Paleontologists have an awesome responsibility, as well as an awesome job. Whatever they name their long-extinct terrible ...

  • What's Wrong With Giraffatitan?

    Dinosaur names are important. Each moniker is a title that encompasses the various bones and specimens that paleontologists use to bring dinosaurs to life. When I write Tyrannosaurus rex, for instance, the name instantly conjures up an image of a ...

  • Union Leaders "Dinosaurs", MN Governor "Irrational" Says GOP Senator

    Senator Mike Parry (R) calls Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton "irrational" and union leaders "dinosaurs" after Republicans vote 6-4 to reject a contract with unionized state employees.

  • Are wirehouses dinosaurs? Citi, MS haggling over Smith Barney could offer clues

    Morgan Stanley, which has staked much of its pitch to investors on the stable earnings of its wealth-management business, is arguing that the brokerage is worth less than half what Citigroup says as it adds a 14 percent stake to the 51 percent the ...

  • Bobby Gladden charged as adult in Perry Hall shooting; dinosaur media finally ...

    Today, after 15-year-old Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. was charged with attempted first degree murder and first degree assault, the dinosaur media finally decided to share his name with their audiences. Bobby Gladden has been charged in the shooting at ...

  • Who Doesn't Love Fuzzy Dinosaurs?

    I adore feathered dinosaurs. It feels a little strange to say that, but it's true. Few things make me happier than seeing delicately-rendered restorations of theropods covered in fuzz and ceratopsians with some accessory bristles.

  • Botanical Garden becomes Jurassic wonderland

    The San Antonio Botanical Garden turns into Jurassic Park this weekend when more than 30 model dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures go on display for "Dinosaur Stampede." The exhibit opens Saturday and remains in the garden through the end of the year ...

  • Belly of a beast: Study finds small dinosaur found in China a deadly hunter

    CALGARY - It's all in the belly of a beast. Research suggests the Sinocalliopteryx gigas, a small carnivorous dinosaur found in northeastern China, was likely a ruthless and efficient hunter with a voracious appetite.

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