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32 min ago | Scientific American

Bad Timing to Blame for Big Dinosaur Extinction

The coupling of the space rock that crashed into Earth with a period of low diversity among herbivorous dinosaurs may have set the stage for the massive die-off 65-million years ago If the space rock thought to have killed the dinosaurs had come a few million years earlier or later, they might have survived, scientists say.

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4 hrs ago | Free Republic

Fossilized Brain May Give Paleontologists Headache

Who has ever heard of a fossilized brain? Few would expect such a discovery, yet it looks like that's what researchers found inside a Stone Age skull from Norway.

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Related Topix: Science, Archaeology, Anthropology

8 hrs ago | Switched

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Struck At Just The Wrong Time, New Study Suggests

Illustration of asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs. Animals might have survived if impact happened a few million years earlier or later.

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12 hrs ago | Get Reading

A stroll through Jurassic Mini Golf at The Oracle with Dave Cole

Nicola Daly, of Usk Road, was also told to pay back the A 107,154 she owed in council tax, housing benefit and income support at A 50 a month Royals' defender says news that Garath McCleary and Danny Williams have had surgery has come as a blow to the squad We've come up with a great list of free and low-cost ideas to keep young children bury ... (more)

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

BBC News

Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'

Dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid impact when they were at their most vulnerable, according to a new study.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

Tracking dinosaurs in Denali before time runs out

In the mountains of Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, Dr. Tony Fiorillo, curator of earth sciences at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, is leading an annual expedition to hunt for remnants of dinosaurs in Denali.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, US National Parks, Denali National Park And Preserve

Scotsman.com

Scientists finally unlock mystery ofa why dinosaurs died - really bad luck

Dinosaurs could be roaming the Earth today instead of humans if they had not fallen victim to "colossal bad luck", according to new research led by Scottish scientists.

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The China Post

Feathered dinosaurs may have been prevalent: study

If you've visited a dinosaur exhibit in the last five years you know that at least some of the scaly, reptilian-looking creatures most of us imagined were in fact plumed.

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The Oregonian

Wyoming fossil cave -- a trove of ancient animal bones -- to be revisited by scientists

For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.

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York Press

Children become dinosaur detectives

Museum bosses have said nine dinosaurs are suspected of taking "bites" out of precious artefacts and there has bee discovery of some dinosaur bones Until August 31, children are being asked to become great dinosaur detectives to help staff solve clues around the museum, look at dinosaur fossils and find out which one of our naughty dinosaurs is ... (more)

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Thorne Today

Dean's look at our dinosaur past

Doncaster palaeontologist Dean Lomax has published a new book entitled Dinosaurs of the British Isles, that argues Britain's dinosaur past has been forgotten in popular culture.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Examiner.com

Jurassic Quest: Dinosaurs, rides, fossil digs, crafts and more this weekend

Dinosaurs are taking over Everett at the Jurassic Quest two-day adventure. This weekend paleontologists of all ages can through back in time to explore dozens of museum quality dinosaurs.

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RedOrbit

New Evidence Suggests That Tyrannosaurs...

Three sets of tyrannosaur tracks discovered in northeastern British Columbia reveal the bipedal carnivores likely traveled in packs, according to new research published in Wednesday's edition of the journal PLOS ONE .

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Minot Daily News

Fossil expert

BISMARCK State paleontologist John Hoganson, who was the first paleontologist for the North Dakota Geological Survey, is bringing to a close his 33-year career with the Survey.

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Related Topix: North Dakota, Science, Geology, Bismarck, ND, West Fargo, ND

Mirror.co.uk

Dinosaurs were fluffy 'like chicks' or covered in feathers, say experts

The discovery of 150-million-year-old fossils in Siberia has led scientists to believe our original views of the terrifying and scaly creatures are wide of the mark All dinosaurs were either covered in feathers or had the potential to become giant fluff-balls, according to an eye-opening new study.

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HeraldNet

Weekend best bets: Dinosaurs, Aquafest, outdoor fun, more

A dino-might time: This weekend's Jurassic Quest exhibit at Comcast Arena features 50 realistic "animatronic" dinosaurs and gives kids a chance to ride them.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Snohomish, WA, Lake Stevens, WA, Everett, WA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Neatorama

Tyrannosaurus Attacked by Flamingos

This statue of a fossilized T. rex stands on the Google "campus," which is what they cll their office complex.

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Science

Top stories: Disappearing ground water, a boost for NSF, and the earliest dinos

Scientists and Brazil's government disagree about whether the isolated Amazon tribespeople who came down with flu after making contact with the outside world last month received adequate medical treatment.

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Free Republic

Most Of The Earth's Species Are About To Be Destroyed In A Giant Mass Extinction

Approximately 65 million years ago, when the dinosaurs went extinct, 75% of the planet's many species went with them.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Environment, Global Warming

New Scientist

Bloodsuckers fed on dinosaurs 130 million years ago

Blood-sucking insects may have been around for a lot longer than we thought. Newly discovered fossils show that bugs have been feeding on blood since the height of the dinosaur era.

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