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3 hrs ago | Midhurst and Petworth

World's largest egg to be sold at Billingshurst auction

The largest egg in the world could be sold for as much as 50,000 when it is auctioned at Billingshurst in November.

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4 hrs ago | Live Science

Surprising Survivor: Little Ancient Reptile Outlived Dinosaurs

Fossils discovered in South America are evidence of true survivors: a new species of lizardlike reptiles that lived through the event that killed the dinosaurs.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science

8 hrs ago | ABC News

How Northern Australia caused the world's first mass extinction

Ancient volcanoes in Northern Australia caused half of the world's species to go extinct, and can teach us about the future.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Dinosaur, Science

9 hrs ago | International Business Times

Teen Arrested For Shooting Dinosaurs In A Story He Wrote

Fiction can be as scary as reality. Well, at least that is what happened to 16-year-old Alex Stone, a student at Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina, when was arrested and suspended for writing a story wherein he killed a fictional dinosaur with a gun.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Violent Crime, Summerville, SC

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Lego female-scientist minifigs rock their own Twitter account

Followers are flocking to the Lego Academics on Twitter to watch the toy scientists tackle the amusing everyday challenges of academia.


Related Topix: Twitter, Science, Archaeology, Anthropology, Dinosaur

North Shore News

MAJOR: Millions spent on war we'll never win

Blackberries poke through a Japanese knotweed plant that has been labeled as invasive and hit with herbicide in Inter River Park.


Related Topix: Environment, Science, Dinosaur, Entomology, Canada, World News

Weyburn Review

Dinosaur eggshells likely from a nest site: Scientist

A paleontologist says egg shell fragments at an Alberta ravine are likely from a duck-billed dinosaur nest.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science


Humans and Neanderthals Were Actually Neighbors

Paleontologists know plenty about our nearest human cousins, the Neanderthals. They know that this highly successful species walked the Earth for some 300,000 years .


Related Topix: Science


Tiny Jurassic Mammals Were Picky Eaters

In the Jurassic Period, when dinosaurs ruled the land, tiny mammals probably had to keep a low profile and survive by gobbling any insects they could find, but new research suggests these early mammals may have been pickier eaters than scientists previously thought.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Entomology


Kentucky Creationist Museum Won't Hire Gay People, But It'll Sure Take Those Government Subsidies

Perhaps you've heard of the Creation Museum, the horrifying Kentucky institution that teaches children and anyone else willing to listen all sorts of Bible-based creationist inaccuracies.


Related Topix: Kentucky, Gay/Lesbian, Dinosaur, Science

'Night at the Museum' is a lot of fun

A security guard at the Museum of Natural History runs into a whole mess of trouble when everything comes to life on the night shift.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Ben Stiller, Dinosaur, Science, Robin Williams

National Geographic

Why the Current Mass Extinction Matters

We seem indifferent to the mass extinction we're causing, yet we lose a part of ourselves when another animal dies out.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Anthropology


Huge Toothless Pterosaurs Once Ruled The Skies, Fossils Suggest

Giant toothless pterosaurs with wingspans stretching 39 feet across ruled the skies 60 million years ago, and new research suggests that these ancient flying creatures once had a worldwide presence, and likely played an important role in the Late Cretaceous ecosystem.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science

Dudley museum set for a day of pre-historic hijinks

341438MH The St James's Road museum will be hosting a free fossil fun day on Saturday August 30 from 10am to 4pm where young and old alike can enjoy activities inspired by an era long lost to history.


Related Topix: World News, West Midlands County, England, Staffordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Dinosaur, Science

Chicago Reader

Dinosaur 13: Who owns the bones?

Larson, a founder of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc., supervised excavation of the giant fossil in August 1990 after Sue Hendrickson, one of his staff, discovered it in the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in western South Dakota.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Hill City, SD, Faith, SD, Chicago, IL

The New Zealand Herald

Tuatara's cousin survived asteroid impact that killed dinosaurs

A distant cousin of the tuatara also survived the extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, only to become extinct later, a new study has found.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Argentina, World News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Cinema Blend News

Pixar's The Good Dinosaur Has Been Completely Dismantled And Reimagined

No Pixar film has had a rougher road to theaters than the upcoming The Good Dinosaur .


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science


Hiker finds 125 million-year-old dinosaur tracks near Moab

A hiker has discovered a new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

New Habitat: Stegosaurus moves to new home after 20 years on U.S. 50 location

The stegosaurus that originally was located on U.S. 50 near Walmart was moved Tuesday to its new home at the PCC Fremont Campus.


Related Topix: Science, Canon City, CO, Fremont County, CO, Dinosaur

The Alternative Press

Dinosaurs to Visit Library of the Chathams on Aug. 28

Summer reading programs are rolling out across the nation, all linked with the theme "FIZZ, BOOM, READ!" And while each aims to help children maintain or improve reading skills during their school breaks, only a few can boast a teenaged T-Rex and his handler, along with a strolling musician, crooning educational tunes about science, as catalysts ... (more)


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Libraries, Family, Kids


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