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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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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15 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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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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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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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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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WebProNews

Biggest Flying Bird Revealed, Wingspan 24 Feet

On Monday, paleontologists revealed the biggest flying bird to ever live. They called the bird Pelagornis sandersi , which belonged to a family of toothed birds that flew over the oceans around 25 million years ago.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Star Online

Feathers in its pants

THE origin of feathers and the origin of flight have been a contentious chicken-and-egg issue in the scientific world for decades.

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Scientific Blogging

Paleontologists Make 410 Million Year Old Arachnid Walk

One of the first predators on land, a 410-million-year-old arachnid, has been virtually brought back to life.

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The Telegraph

Civic neglect beheads dino

The herbivore Triceratops, Greek for 'three-horn face', lost its existence some millennia ago, but its concrete lookalike at a Hazaribagh park lost its head on Monday.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

North Texas paleontologist heads to Alaska to unearth big find

A North Texas paleontologist is heading back to Alaska to continue his team's work of excavating dinosaur footprints.

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CBC News

Tiny new hedgehog found in B.C. excites paleontologists

In a reconstruction of the early Eocene in northern British Colombia, a tapir-like creature from the genus heptodon drinks in the shallows, while a small proto-hedgehog stalks prey in the foreground.

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