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Dinosaur footprints Isle of Skye

50 perfectly-preserved dinosaur footprints have scientists freaking out

April 4th, 2018

Dozens of giant dinosaur footprints have been discovered on a remote Scottish island, shedding light on period of dinosaur evolution which relatively little is known about. The prints were made 170 million years ago, in what is now a muddy lagoon on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. The prints were discovered in an area that’s impacted …

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Discovery of tiny Tyrannosaur is a rare treat for paleontologists

March 30th, 2018

It’s not hard to argue that the Tyrannosaurus rex is the most iconic dinosaur of all time. Thanks to depictions in popular culture and sci-fi movies staring the greatest actor of all time, the T. rex is painted as a mighty, brutal carnivore that towers over its peers, but just like every animal, they would …

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Dinosaur horns were for horny dinosaurs

March 23rd, 2018

Science fiction and documentaries have painted a rather consistent picture of the mighty Triceratops over the years. With its massive, shielded head and long, imposing horns, it was a defensive plant-eater that could gut a predator with a swift head butt if needed. Indeed, with such natural weaponry, the creature would likely have been incredibly …

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Scientist finds dinosaur tracks in NASA’s actual backyard

February 1st, 2018

When you think about the best places to find evidence of dinosaurs, the grounds surrounding a NASA facility probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. Paleontologist Ray Stanford clearly thinks different from the rest of us, because he decided to investigate the land around NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in search of clues …

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Scientists discover rocks used in Empire State Building and Buckingham Palace are actually ancient fossils

January 22nd, 2018

Researchers are constantly finding amazing fossils in places where you might not expect them, but a new discovery by scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) really takes the cake. After close examination of a popular building material known as oolitic limestone, scientists have declared that the grainy rocks were actually created by living microbes …