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Luckiest kid ever finds 1.2 million-year-old fossil by accident

July 20th, 2017

Like just about every kid, 10-year-old Jude Sparks loves dinosaurs. I mean, how could he not? They’re big, cool looking, and they’re the stars of countless movies and TV shows. But unlike nearly every other kid, Sparks can now say that he’s played a role in helping to discover an ancient creature of his very …

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99-million-year-old bird found preserved in amber stuns scientists

June 9th, 2017

Archeologists have just discovered a nearly complete bird, encased in fossilized tree sap, that has remained intact for almost 100 million years. The bird, which was just a few days old at the time of its death, is one of the most stunningly preserved examples of pre-history avian life ever recovered — but this is …

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Scientists just destroyed our dreams of a real Jurassic Park

June 1st, 2017

Jurassic Park — you know, that silly little novel-turned-movie about mankind bringing dinosaurs back from the dead that made a measly $1 billion — is science fiction, but could it ever actually happen? Researchers studying the remains of one special Tyrannosaurus rex thought it just might be when they discovered what they thought was intact …

New discovery shows T-rex’s bite could make bones ‘explode’

May 17th, 2017

Everyone knows that the Tyrannosaurus rex — the mighty “king” of the dinosaurs — was a fearsome carnivore. There’s been plenty of debate over how much hunting the species actually did, with some suggesting that the T. rex was more of a scavenger than anything else, but a new discovery shows that, however the towering …

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Researchers found a dinosaur that still has its skin and guts

May 15th, 2017

When archeologists hunt for fossils what they’re typically after are bones, footprints, and other fossilized traces of ancient creators having once roamed the planet. What they almost never even hope to find is a dinosaur that still has some of its most delicate bits and pieces, but that’s exactly what paleontologists uncovered in Alberta, Canada, …

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Scientists just found the largest dinosaur footprint ever

March 27th, 2017

Dinosaur discovery news doesn’t find its way to the mainstream all that often these days, simply because it’s hard for scientists to sell each individual fossil find as unique or notable. But when researchers in Australia discovered an ancient footprint larger than anything humanity has ever seen, well, that’s a whole other matter entirely. The find, …