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Yutyrannus: the Feathered Tyrannosaur

Chinese paleontologist Xing Xu and colleagues have published their description of a new dinosaur species today, which might be the largest feathered animal ever. It’s an early version of a T. rex they named Yutyrannus huali, meaning “beautiful feathered tyrant” in a mixture of Latin and Mandarin. It weighed in at 1,400 kilograms (3,100 pounds), and [...]

Penguin Wedding

Club Penguin Wedding react during a collective wedding ceremony organised by Dalian Sun Asia Polar Ocean Park in Dalian, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, Oct. 1, 2010. The park threw a wedding for 4 pairs of penguins that were born in the parkSource : News Xinhuanet

Man Seeks World Rope-Sleeping Record

A Chinese man who claims he can sleep on a rope tied between two trees is hoping to get into the Guinness Books of Records.Gao Yang, 37, says it took him nearly a quarter of a century to master the skill but he can now sleep on the rope for seven hours.Gao, of Anshan, northeastern [...]

flying dragon lizard

flying dragon lizardXianglong (meaning “flying lizard” in Chinese) is a genus of Cretaceous lizard discovered in the Liaoning Province of China. It is known from LPM 000666, a single complete skeleton with skin impressions. The specimen comes from the Barremian-age Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation, near Yizhou. The most notable feature about Xianlong is its bizarre [...]