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54 min ago | Earth Times
The only good fossil is one that's buried or in a museum. The little reptile isn't being burnt with its rock in a power station.
2 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin
The Naranjo Museum of Natural History Junior Rangers got a crash course in Paleontology on Tuesday. The kids got to help Dr. Neal Naranjo uncover a possible foot belonging to a Therizinosaurus, otherwise known as the "leaping lizard."
6 hrs ago | Science Daily
The impact decimated slow-growing evergreens and made way for fast-growing, deciduous plants, according to a study applying biomechanical analyses to fossilized leaves. The study provides much-needed evidence for how the extinction event unfolded in the plant communities at the time.
6 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald
With our 25th wedding anniversary next week, my wife's answer is always the same: "Make sure you have the world's weirdest honeymoon. That way things can only get better."
9 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging
It left a crater more than 150 km across and the resulting mega tsunami, wildfires, global earthquakes and volcanism are believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs and made way for the rise of the mammals. It is still evident in the Chicxulub crater, named after the nearby village.
10 hrs ago | LiveScience
The killer meteorite that extinguished the dinosaurs also torched North America's forests and plants. The harsh conditions after the impact favored fast-growing flowering plants, nudging forests toward a new pecking order, a new study reports.
12 hrs ago | Criminal Report Daily
Dozens of videos of the Russian meteor were uploaded to Youtube soon after impact on the morning of Feb. 15, 2013, many of which originated from vehicle dashboard cameras . During the morning commute many drivers saw the bright orb grow and explode in the atmosphere.
12 hrs ago | RedOrbit
Sharks, swamps and a tropical rainforest teeming with life - it's not what comes to mind when you think of Yorkshire, England. But for the first time evidence of Doncaster's 310-million-year-old past, including a fossilized shark egg case, has been discovered in a derelict mining tip.
14 hrs ago | The Post-Standard
Animatronic dinosaurs, the centerpiece of Dinomania 2014, arrived at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology today, Tuesday, Sept. 16. This is the sixth time the MOST has hosted Dinomania, created by Kokoro Exhibits.
15 hrs ago | Daily Star
Local fisherman discovered what may well be the remains of a deep frozen dinosaur, and the head appears to be more than just a fossilized relic. He revealed: "It was hard to miss, because the boat driven by my colleague Oleg Yushkov had bumped against it.
19 hrs ago | LiveScience
At least 145 million years ago, a hungry sea urchin might have left these star-shaped marks on this rib fragment of an ichthyosaur. When whales die, their bodies sink to the seafloor.
Mosses have existed on Earth for more than 400 million years. During this period they survived many climate catastrophes that wiped out more robust organisms such as, for example, dinosaurs.
Sure, it's going to be big... but how big? TJ McCue decided to hop into an RV and find out. He's in the middle of an eight-month road trip around the U.S., stopping more than 100 times along the way to see how American businesses -- and individuals -- are putting 3D technology to use.
A giant dinosaur found in Tanzania once lived during a lush, green period when flowering plants flourished, about 100 million years ago, paleontologists report. The new dino species is a rare find in sub-Saharan Africa, where far fewer dinosaur fossils are discovered than in South America, the researchers said.
Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy by Mark P. Witton is a coffee-table size book rich in detail and lavishly illustrated. Witton is a pterosaur expert at the School of Earh and Environmental Sciences at the University of Portsmouth.
If you're looking for an easy and close one-day family get-away, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is a great place to go. Everything from jellyfish and bull sharks to otters, reptiles and dinosaurs await you.
Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:41 pm
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