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'Jurassic Park' inspired new fossil insect book

The ' Jurassic Park ' movies inspired an enlivened interest in prehistoric insects and resulted in funding that enabled paleontologists and artists to collaborate on a new book depicting the most realistic insects from the time of the dinosaurs and before.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Horror Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Jurassic Park, Science Fiction Movies, Dinosaur, World News, Germany

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KWBU-TV Waco

Scientists: Asteroid Caught Dinosaurs At A Bad Time

A team of geologists and paleontologists has agreed on an issue that you might have not realized was still in question: an asteroid, and the fallout from its impact, killed the dinosaurs.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science

Motorhome

Wyoming's Wild Side

A 6-day, 600-mile tour through the Cowboy State reveals Buffalo Bill history, antique guns, Western whiskey, dinosaur fossils and relaxing hot springs Our trip to Wyoming was the kind of vacation I used to fantasize about in my pre-motorhome days: no stress, no expectations and a generous deadline.

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Related Topix: Wyoming, Dinosaur, Science, Cheyenne, WY, us Travel, Travel, Laramie, WY

Hedonistica

Go on, Tell Me More: T-Rexes Hunted In Packs

In news that will most certainly work its way into my most erotic fantasies, some paleontologists now believe that t-rexes hunted in packs , working together to bring down large prey.

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Related Topix: Science, Dinosaur

Metro

9 of the UK's most amazing adventure playgrounds

Sometimes you just want a good adventure park that makes it OK for you to test out the swings too.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Pets, Guinea Pigs, Dinosaur, Science

National Geographic

Asteroid Timing Erased the Dinosaurs?

Dinosaurs might have survived the impact of an asteroid if it had happened a few million years earlier or later, says a new report.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Mon Jul 28, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Earth's 6th mass extinction underway

WHAT prompted one of our most successful models to post a naked selfie on Instagram? And has the government really sold us out? IN A story straight out of Exodus, a Chinese river has a mysterious plague-like transformation, turning into a crimson red colour.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Weather, Astronomy, Dinosaur, Entomology, Agriculture

The Raw Story

Tea Party funder David Koch also spends big on his passion for dinosaurs

Although the Koch brothers help fund Republican candidates, who often express creationist beliefs, they promote more mainstream scientific endeavors through their charitable foundations.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Tea Party, US News

Scientific American

Bad Timing to Blame for Big Dinosaur Extinction

The coupling of the space rock that crashed into Earth with a period of low diversity among herbivorous dinosaurs may have set the stage for the massive die-off 65-million years ago If the space rock thought to have killed the dinosaurs had come a few million years earlier or later, they might have survived, scientists say.

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Free Republic

Fossilized Brain May Give Paleontologists Headache

Who has ever heard of a fossilized brain? Few would expect such a discovery, yet it looks like that's what researchers found inside a Stone Age skull from Norway.

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Related Topix: Science, Archaeology, Anthropology

Switched

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Struck At Just The Wrong Time, New Study Suggests

Illustration of asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs. Animals might have survived if impact happened a few million years earlier or later.

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A stroll through Jurassic Mini Golf at The Oracle with Dave Cole

Nicola Daly, of Usk Road, was also told to pay back the A 107,154 she owed in council tax, housing benefit and income support at A 50 a month Royals' defender says news that Garath McCleary and Danny Williams have had surgery has come as a blow to the squad We've come up with a great list of free and low-cost ideas to keep young children bury ... (more)

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

BBC News

Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'

Dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid impact when they were at their most vulnerable, according to a new study.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

Tracking dinosaurs in Denali before time runs out

In the mountains of Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, Dr. Tony Fiorillo, curator of earth sciences at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, is leading an annual expedition to hunt for remnants of dinosaurs in Denali.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, US National Parks, Denali National Park And Preserve

Scotsman.com

Scientists finally unlock mystery ofa why dinosaurs died - really bad luck

Dinosaurs could be roaming the Earth today instead of humans if they had not fallen victim to "colossal bad luck", according to new research led by Scottish scientists.

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The China Post

Feathered dinosaurs may have been prevalent: study

If you've visited a dinosaur exhibit in the last five years you know that at least some of the scaly, reptilian-looking creatures most of us imagined were in fact plumed.

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The Oregonian

Wyoming fossil cave -- a trove of ancient animal bones -- to be revisited by scientists

For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.

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York Press

Children become dinosaur detectives

Museum bosses have said nine dinosaurs are suspected of taking "bites" out of precious artefacts and there has bee discovery of some dinosaur bones Until August 31, children are being asked to become great dinosaur detectives to help staff solve clues around the museum, look at dinosaur fossils and find out which one of our naughty dinosaurs is ... (more)

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Thorne Today

Dean's look at our dinosaur past

Doncaster palaeontologist Dean Lomax has published a new book entitled Dinosaurs of the British Isles, that argues Britain's dinosaur past has been forgotten in popular culture.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Examiner.com

Jurassic Quest: Dinosaurs, rides, fossil digs, crafts and more this weekend

Dinosaurs are taking over Everett at the Jurassic Quest two-day adventure. This weekend paleontologists of all ages can through back in time to explore dozens of museum quality dinosaurs.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Everett, WA

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