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We Might Be Totally Wrong About Why the Dinosaurs Went Extinct

We Might Be Totally Wrong About Why the Dinosaurs Went Extinct How the dinosaurs went extinct is a contentious topic of endless scientific debate.It wasn’t just cataclysmic events that did in the dinosaurs—these were the final nail in the coffin.

Michael Crichton left one more dinosaur novel for us to read

Michael Crichton left one more dinosaur novel for us to read When Michael Crichton sadly passed away back in 2008 he left behind 27 novels, some of which were written under the name John Lange, but all as enjoyable to read today as they were on release.We all thought that was the end of Crichton’s writing, but his widow Sherri Crichton has made another discovery.

Researchers claim new evidence unmasks the culprit in the infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ hoax

Researchers claim new evidence unmasks the culprit in the infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ hoax For those who don’t know, the Piltdown Man controversy essentially went like this.His discovery, named Piltdown Man, would be heralded as one of the most important finds in the entire study of human evolution.

Paleontologists just found a 2,500-pound T. rex skull in Montana

Paleontologists just found a 2,500-pound T. rex skull in Montana paleontologists have unearthed its skull, making an extremely rare find for the realm of dinosaur fossils.The 2,500-pound boulder of a bone traveled west this week to Seattle, where it arrived at the University of Washington’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

A dinosaur-era reptile popped out babies, not eggs

A dinosaur-era reptile popped out babies, not eggs Mammals give birth to babies, reptiles pop out eggs, right?Paleontologists have found a 245-million-year-old fossil of a pregnant reptile and her curled-up embryo.

Chill out, woolly mammoths aren't coming back just yet

Chill out, woolly mammoths aren't coming back just yet Woolly mammoths won't be trouncing through the Arctic tundra anytime soon.Woolly mammoths roamed the planet for hundreds of thousands of years before they vanished about 4,000 years ago.

Earliest dinosaurs may have originally come from Britain, new study says

Earliest dinosaurs may have originally come from Britain, new study says A new study, published this week in the journal Nature, proposes a major reordering of dinosaurs' evolutionary history.The study also suggests that dinosaurs may have originated in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly in an area that is now Britain — not in South America, as scientists have long assumed.

The world's largest dinosaur tracks have been found, and a human can fit in them

The world's largest dinosaur tracks have been found, and a human can fit in them Scientists have discovered some of the world's largest dinosaur tracks—measuring as long as the average person is tall—in western Australia.They're part of an unusually diverse array of dinosaur tracks imprinted into the rocks on Australia's Dampier Peninsula.

Humans may have come to the Americas way earlier than we thought

Humans may have come to the Americas way earlier than we thought Ancient remains found in California suggest that humans were present in North America some 130,000 years ago — substantially earlier than scientists previously thought.A site in San Diego contains evidence that early human ancestors smashed mastodon bones and teeth to make rudimentary tools.

A terrifying crocodile relative, with teeth like a T. rex, may have taken on dinosaurs

A terrifying crocodile relative, with teeth like a T. rex, may have taken on dinosaurs Meet "Razana," a gigantic lizard ancestor with the teeth of a T.rex and the body of a crocodile.

That incredibly well-preserved armored dinosaur is actually a new species

That incredibly well-preserved armored dinosaur is actually a new species A dinosaur was found in Canada around 110 million years after it died.National Geographic covered the accidental discovery in its June issue and created a 3-D rendering to show how well-preserved the dinosaur fossils were in an ancient river bank.

The largest animal ever to walk the Earth gets a name

The largest animal ever to walk the Earth gets a name The biggest dinosaur ever to walk the Earth finally has a name.It's called Patagotitan mayorum, according to a study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.