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10

Jul

Huge trove of dinosaur footprints discovered in AlaskaAlong with the dinosaur tracks, researchers found traces from birds, clams, worms and bugs.

Huge trove of dinosaur footprints discovered in Alaska
Along with the dinosaur tracks, researchers found traces from birds, clams, worms and bugs.

03

Apr

Researchers reconstruct 112-million-year-old dinosaur ‘chase’The footprints are located in the Paluxy River Trackway, a popular site to see dino tracks in Dinosaur Valley State Park.

Researchers reconstruct 112-million-year-old dinosaur ‘chase’
The footprints are located in the Paluxy River Trackway, a popular site to see dino tracks in Dinosaur Valley State Park.

06

Mar

Fearsome T. Rex cousin likely ruled Jurassic-era EuropeThe size of the Torvosaurus gurneyi indicates that the notion of smaller dinosaurs on Europe may not have been correct after all.

Fearsome T. Rex cousin likely ruled Jurassic-era Europe
The size of the Torvosaurus gurneyi indicates that the notion of smaller dinosaurs on Europe may not have been correct after all.

18

Nov

Will ‘dueling dinosaurs’ be lost to science at auction?The fossilized remains represent a potential scientific boon to researchers, but if the fossils get locked away in a private collection, access will be difficult.

Will ‘dueling dinosaurs’ be lost to science at auction?
The fossilized remains represent a potential scientific boon to researchers, but if the fossils get locked away in a private collection, access will be difficult.

Fossil provides clues about what a dinosaur brain looked likeUsing bird and alligator brains, researchers inferred that dinosaurs likely sported a similar brains that included the capacity for sophisticated behavior.

Fossil provides clues about what a dinosaur brain looked like
Using bird and alligator brains, researchers inferred that dinosaurs likely sported a similar brains that included the capacity for sophisticated behavior.

07

Nov

Utah’s ‘King of Gore’ dinosaur reveals T. Rex lineage
Researchers think that the various T. Rex species evolved as sea levels rose, isolating the creatures and changing environments.

02

Oct

Pollen discovery suggests flowers bloomed before dinosaurs roamed the EarthThe increased span of time that flowers existed might help explain how the plants spread, diversified and prevailed on land.

Pollen discovery suggests flowers bloomed before dinosaurs roamed the Earth
The increased span of time that flowers existed might help explain how the plants spread, diversified and prevailed on land.

16

Aug

Long-necked dinosaurs had stiff necksResearchers are comparing the neck structure of the gigantic sauropods to the neck structure of ostriches.

Long-necked dinosaurs had stiff necks
Researchers are comparing the neck structure of the gigantic sauropods to the neck structure of ostriches.

05

Aug

Rare nest of dinosaur eggs fossils discovered in PortugalScientists theorize that the ancient carnivores that laid the eggs simply left them to their own fates.

Rare nest of dinosaur eggs fossils discovered in Portugal
Scientists theorize that the ancient carnivores that laid the eggs simply left them to their own fates.

01

Aug

Dinosaur brains hardwired for flight long before birdsSome dinosaurs may have developed the large forebrains that birds have to assist them with the coordination and vision necessary for flying.

Dinosaur brains hardwired for flight long before birds
Some dinosaurs may have developed the large forebrains that birds have to assist them with the coordination and vision necessary for flying.