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2 hrs ago | Daily Camera

CU-Boulder researcher identifies tiny new hedgehog from 52 million years ago

This artistic rendering shows a tapir-like animal, left, and an early relative of the hedgehog, right, during the Early Eocene era in British Columbia.

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Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Science, Canada

6 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Midday open thread: Deceased centenarians get draft notices, Spielberg blasted for triceratops death

Join us today at 12:30 PM PT as Laura Clawson hosts another edition of Ask Me Anything .

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Dinosaur, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

9 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

No, Spielberg Didn't Shoot And Kill Dinosaur

No, director Steven Spielberg did not shoot and kill a dinosaur in a photo that has been showing up on social media.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Horror Movies, Jurassic Park, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, MarketWatch, Startups, Facebook, Palestinian Territories, World News, Middle East, Entertainment

14 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

Steven Spielberg targeted by confused trolls after Facebook picture with 'dead' triceratops

Movie-maker Stephen Spielberg has been targeted by idiotic web trolls who didn't realise dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago.

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Related Topix: Horror Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Jurassic Park, Science Fiction Movies, Dinosaur, Science

17 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

The Military Is Funding the Creation of Adorable Robots

A year ago, physicist Daniel Goldman sent me a video of a skeletal creature pushing its way through sand.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Science

Thu Jul 10, 2014

UPI

Ancient sea scorpion was a gentle giant with bad eyes

Scientists once believed ancient arthropods known as the sea scorpions -- or more formally, pterygotid eurypterids -- were the preeminent predators of the ocean shallows.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science

Yahoo!

US returns smuggled dinosaur haul to Mongolia

The United States returned to Mongolia on Thursday more than 18 dinosaur skeletons and fossils stolen from the Gobi desert and smuggled abroad, saying they were enough to stock a museum.

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Related Topix: Prison, Dinosaur, Science

The Las Vegas Sun

US officials: Dinosaurs returning home to Mongolia

James T. Hayes leads the New York office of Homeland Security Investigations. He says a sizeable portion of at least 31 fossilized dinosaur remains was returned to Mongolian authorities on Thursday.

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KMVT Twin Falls

Dinosaur Footprints Found In Alaska

A new dinosaur track site has been discovered in Alaska's Denali National Park. Paleontologists from with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science documented the find.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science

Google Earth Blog

Finding Dinosaurs in Google Earth

Pterosaurs, the first flying vertebrates that lived between 66-228 million years ago, went extinct around the end of the Cretaceous period.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Loma Linda University

The Indian Express

Must-watch performance: A 20-ft dinosaur that can bite as well as dance

Under the vast green shade of bamboo trees in Badarpur, where baby birds are learning to fly, on ground that has been sectioned into patches to grow pumpkins, chillies, a variety of saag, maize and pomegranate, now walks a mighty dinosaur.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Business Journal

San Antonio company to expand Alamo Drafthouse Cinema concept to Laredo

Brandon Arceneaux and Chris Hoegemeyer have ignored the critics who warn that movie theaters are a dinosaur industry, destined for extinction as more people spend a greater portion of their time entertaining themselves on personal digital devices.

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Related Topix: Laredo, TX, Dinosaur, Science

Science Daily

Birdlike fossil challenges notion that birds evolved from ground-dwelling dinosaurs

The re-examination of a sparrow-sized fossil from China challenges the commonly held belief that birds evolved from ground-dwelling theropod dinosaurs that gained the ability to fly.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Blanding, UT

KSL-TV

Man accused of dinosaur print theft heads to court

A Utah man accused of stealing the fossilized footprint from a meat-eating dinosaur of the Jurassic Period is set to be in court for a change of plea hearing.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Sundance Film Festival, Moab, UT

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

This week's cover: Chris Pratt goes from zero to hero in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

A lot of people think EW writers spend their days boozing it up with stars. In the case of this week's cover profile of actor Chris Pratt, that's 100 percent accurate.

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Related Topix: The Five-Year Engagement, Parks and Recreation, Entertainment, Television, Chris Pratt, Dinosaur, Science, New Orleans, LA, Comedy Movies, Commando, Action Movies, Adventure

The Macon Telegraph

NYC museum plans adults-only sleepover

The New York City museum will have its first-ever sleepover adventure for adults 21 years old and up on Aug. 1. Then it's off to explore the museum's enormous dinosaur skeletons and African mammals.

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Voice of America

Fossil of World's Smallest Hedgehog Unearthed

Silvacola acares, a tiny hedgehog, lived roughly 13 million years after an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs and left the mammals as the dominant land animals.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science

KSL-TV

Dinosaur fossil bed found in eastern Idaho

Experts say a dinosaur fossil bed in eastern Idaho containing some 200 specimens could be the most important such site in the state.

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Southland Times

Fire-breathing robot dinosaurs 'boring'

I was tempted to write the shortest review ever, because that's really all there is to say about Transformers: Age of Extinction.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Transformers: Age of Extinction

The Macon Telegraph

NYC museum plans adults-only sleepover

The New York City museum will have its first-ever sleepover adventure for adults 21 years old and up on Aug. 1. Then it's off to explore the museum's enormous dinosaur skeletons and African mammals.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science

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