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What Kind Of Dinosaur Meat Would Be The Tastiest?

If a time traveller found themselves out of rations and face-to-face with a dinosaur, what kind would be best to zap with a ray gun then roast? The answer might surprise you, or maybe not since one of the top tastes (according to PopSci) would be the ornithomimid, which looks like an overgrown ostrich. If you’re planning a [...]

Making Dinosaur Sounds for Jurassic Park

How do you make a dinosaur roar, when we have no idea what dinosaurs actually sounded like? The sound designers for Jurassic Park recorded living animals and combined them. In this short video, we learn a little about field recording, sampling, and the art of making an extinct dinosaur roar. Keep an [...]

Battle scars reveal head-banger dinosaurs

Scientists have observed signs of violent head-butting on fossil skulls of pachycephalosaurs. This particular species of dinosaur was unusual in that …

DNA can’t be recovered from dinosaurs

Dinosaur cloning might never be possible as DNA is found to have a half-life of only 521 years. For a long time researchers have been investigating th…

New Fanged Dwarf Dinosaur Found

This dinosaur looks like some taxidermist is trying to pull a fast one, but it’s a model of what scientists think Pegomastax africanus may have looked like. And it’s tiny -only about two feet long. You’d hate to get nipped with those teeth! Covered in porcupine-like quills and sporting a blunt, parrot-like beak, P. africanus would’ve [...]

Triceratops vs. Torosaurus: The Dinopocalypse

So you may recall that back in 2010, Jack Horner, the famous paleontologist who partly inspired Jurassic Park, co-authored a paper arguing that the dinosaur Triceratops didn’t exist — that in fact, it was the adult version of Torosaurus. Even weirder, Horner and colleagues later argued that there is a sort of teen version [...]

The New Tablet

The great thing about new gadgets and their popularity is that it makes replacement components for my dinosaur desktop all that much cheaper. Comic from The Doghouse Diaries. Link -via Geeks Are Sexy

7 Fabulously-named Fossils

When I researched the post 14 Great Names for Bugs, I found other wonderful species names, including some creatures that no longer exist. Still, extinct species are part of our history, and they get names, too. Sometimes really inventive names! 1. Bambiraptor Feinbergi Bambiraptor feinbergi is a 75-million-year-old theropod dinosaur that was named after the Disney deer [...]

New expedition to seek out Mokele Mbembe

Stephen McCullah is leading an expedition to the jungles of Africa in search of a living dinosaur. Naming their trip the “Newmac Expedition” McCullah …

Giant feathered dinosaur discovered in China

The largest feathered dinosaur ever found has been unearthed in Liaoning province, China. Named Yutyrannus huali meaning ‘beautiful feathered tyrant’,…