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5 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

Alien-Like Giant Water-Living Dinosaur Unveiled

Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, University of Chicago

9 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Newly discovered flying dinosaur named after beasts from James Cameron's 'Avatar'

Some of the most visually stunning sequences from director James Cameron's blockbuster movie "Avatar" involved graceful flying creatures that were ridden by blue human-like beings facing ecological destruction on a moon called Pandora. It turns out that an animal very similar to those "Avatar" creatures, called Ikran, actually did exist here on Earth long ago.

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Related Topix: Avatar, Dinosaur, Science

13 hrs ago | RedOrbit

arboreal mammals in a Jurassic forest

Image Caption: This reconstruction shows arboreal mammals in a Jurassic forest. The three animals on the left side represent the three new species of euharamiyidan mammals.

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Related Topix: Science, Wisdom Teeth, Health, Entomology, Dinosaur

17 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Trip to museum a bonus for families in summer reading program

For Adrienne and Adam Whittle, Library Day at the Natural History Museum of Utah was the ideal reward for their children's summer reading. The Magna couple and their five children, ages 1 to 8, were among some 3,000 residents of Salt Lake County who received complimentary admission to the museum for meeting the reading goals they established with local libraries that are part of Salt Lake County Library Services.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Sundance Film Festival, Magna, UT, Salt Lake County, UT, Dinosaur, Science

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Victorville Daily Press

Families attend life-size dinosaur exhibit

"Jurassic Quest" is a national traveling dinosaur exhibit on display at the High Desert Events Center this weekend that transports visitors to a scene akin to a Hollywood movie. Organizers boast that its the largest dinosaur show in North America with more than 50 life-size animatronic creatures to see.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Family, Kids, Victorville, CA, Helendale, CA

Earth Times

'Spiny' is the Super-Sized Predatory Dino

The massive jaws and the adaptive limbs would help Spinosaurus to catch giant fish and other dinosaurs and become the biggest predatory dinosaur, despite the challenging opposition of other giant theropods that are much more terrestrial; Spinosaurus image ; Credit: A© Shutterstock The genus Spinosaurus refers to an animal that has now been established as the largest predatory beast ever known. As might be predicted, the support of water in some niche involving semi-aquatic habits was likely to be useful.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Africa, Tribal

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

'Apparently Kid' is a big star in his first commercial, seriously

Noah Ritter, 5, has had a lot of screen time lately, and he's about to get a lot more! Freshpet says, "We teamed up with superstar Noah Ritter to hear his thoughts about Dogs, Dinosaurs, and everything in-between. To further pursue his bright future as a paleontologist, we've set up a college fund for Noah so that he can continue his dream.

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RedOrbit

New Fossil Species Named After Mick Jagger's Lips

Now those famous features have been immortalized with a permanent link to a time that existed even before they began their onslaught on the Pop charts. The 19 million year old fossilized remains of a previously unknown creature have been named after Jagger because of a perceived resemblance to his large, pouty lips.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Mick Jagger, Science

Examiner.com

Small but real ancient version of 'ikran' discovered in China

Models dressed up as characters from the film 'Avatar' pose in the cock pit during the launch of 'AVATAR' Blu-ray and DVD at Sydney Domestic Airport on April 29, 2010, in Sydney, Australia. A 120-million-year-old winged reptile looks just like the animated ikran that flew to victory in the film "Avatar".

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Avatar, Australia, Science

Examiner.com

Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular Performs in Staples Center

Thursday night's opening performance of "Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular" at the Staples Center brought in a crowd of dinosaur enthusiasts and their families. Based on the award-winning BBC television series the two hour 45 minute live show, with a 20 minute break in-between, is spectacular in scale with eye-popping realistic life-size puppets, some 36 ft in height and 56 ft in length requiring three handlers-one handler working the mobility to move around on stage and two handlers working remotely off-stage with the body movement functions and sounds.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science

Fri Sep 12, 2014

CBS Local

New Bones Discovery Unearths Spinosaurus- Bigger Than T.Rex, Known To Swim

Archaeologists believe some lost dinosaur bones unearthed nearly a century ago of a creature bigger than a T-Rex may have belonged to one of the weirdest creatures to ever roam the Earth. The 50-foot long, semi-aquatic predator, known as Spinosaurus, apparently had a crocodile snout as big as a person and walked on duck-like, webbed feet in what is now North-African territory some 97 million years ago.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, University of Chicago, World News, Germany,

Northwest Florida Daily News

Shalimar man discovers dinosaur eggs

Over 10 years ago, John Paul Jones went on a vacation that changed his life. The high school science teacher was traveling through the badlands in southern Montana when he ran into a couple young men with a possibility: Their ranchland about 150 miles down the road almost certainly contained some dinosaur fossils.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Shalimar, FL

National Geographic

Paleontologist Finds Dinosaur Paradise, Including First Dino Known to Swim

Nizar Ibrahim scoured the deserts of northern Africa to paint the most complete picture of a mid-Cretaceous ecosystem ever described. Editor's note: Nizar Ibrahim is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers , which honors tomorrow's visionaries-those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Tradewest, National Geographic, Video Games, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel

WYMG-FM Springfield

Mick Jagger is a fossil a " literally

MICK JAGGER: The creature's mouth structure, which is described as "a highly innervated muzzle with mobile and tactile lips", reminded researchers of Jagger's famous pouty lips. Scientists Ellen Miller and Gregg Gunnell have published a study about an extinct swamp creature they found in the Egyptian desert in this month's Journal of Paleontology , revealing they called the animal Jaggermeryx naida after the wrinkly rocker.

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Science Daily

Two new species of carabid beetles found in Ethiopia

There are more than 150 species of beetles in the genus Calathus , 17 of which have only been found in the mountains of the Ethiopian Highlands. Now scientists have found two new ones -- Calathus juan and Calathus carballalae -- and have described them in Annals of the Entomological Society of America .

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Dinosaur

Thu Sep 11, 2014

International Business Times

Movie Avatar's Dragon Ikran Seemed to Have Flown Out Of The Movie: Similar Dragons Existed

An ancient flying reptile has been investigated by scientists who claim that it is similar to the aerial predators known as 'ikran' in the movie 'Avatar'. The similarities in the creatures have led to the discoverers naming the reptile after the dragon-like predators in the movie.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Science

Ananova

'Alien' T-Rex Cross-Breed Hunted Sharks

A fearsome 20-tonne cross between a T-rex, a crocodile and a whale has been identified, with scientists describing it as like "an alien from outer space". The 50-foot-long dinosaur had sharp, slanted teeth and a massive snout, and is the first known to have adapted to an underwater lifestyle.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, University of Chicago

KHOU-TV Houston

Giant dinosaur in the water: Spinosaurus

Scientific detective work spanning 100 years and three continents has revealed the first swimming dinosaur: a fish-eating beast that paddled like a duck and was bigger than a Tyrannosaurus rex. Giant dinosaur in the water: Spinosaurus! Scientific detective work spanning 100 years and three continents has revealed the first swimming dinosaur: a fish-eating beast that paddled like a duck and was bigger than a Tyrannosaurus rex.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Tradewest, National Geographic, Video Games, University of Chicago

The New Zealand Herald

Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

Picture the fearsome movie creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, University of Chicago

Live Science

illustration of Ikrandraco avatar, a pterosaur that lived some 120 million years ago.

A sprawling ancient flying reptile looked so much like a dragon that could have flown alongside the aerial predators called "ikran" in the film "Avatar" that its discoverers named the newfound beast after these mountain banshees. The pterosaur, now called Ikrandraco avatar , may have stored food in a throat pouch like a pelican does, the researchers said.

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